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Making something out of ‘Nothing’ in this latest single from Dunedin’s Keira Wallace

Young Indie Artist and Otago RockQuest Solo Regional Winner releases 4th Single 'Nothing'


'Nothing' Single Out Now (released 22 July 2022)

About the Song:

‘Nothing’ explores the desire to feel appreciated and taking the steps to detach yourself from people that seem like they’re glowing yet leave you in darkness. Like moths to a flame, we cling to the good in hope of erasing the reality, but the dissatisfaction of feeling like nothing can eventually swell into a yearning to feel like something. 

Drawn from a past experience, ‘Nothing’ was written in 2020 and remains one of Keira’s favourite original songs. Having produced their first three singles with Molly Devine, it was only natural for Keira to work with Molly again in her creative-haven home studio. Together they layered the sweeping, expansive harmonies and mellow guitar to bring immense depth to Keira’s fourth single release. After being approached by the Otago Polytechnic, a music video was produced by Liana Elsie, a Bachelor of Design student. These both highlight the incredible collaborative opportunities available within the arts community of Dunedin.

About the Artist:

Known for their gentle sounds and reflective lyrics, Keira Wallace is a young indie musician whose music embodies the warm, enveloping feeling of the forest.From picking up the guitar at age 11 to now releasing their fourth single 'Nothing', Keira continues to grow as an artist and this release further reinforces the floaty, wooded vibe captured in their songs.

Live Performances:

You can catch Keira playing at Dunedin Open Mic nights and advertised gigs including:
Dog with Two Tails - 1st or 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6.30pm or Inch Bar - Tuesdays from 7pm 

Recent Achievements: 
1st Place in 2022 Smokefree Rockquest Otago Region Solo/Duo Category; Top 20 Band Song in the 2022 Play it Strange Youth Town Song Writing Competition to be professionally recorded; Collaborative music video project with Otago Polytechnic 2nd year Bachelor of Design student; 2021 Taieri College Music Blues Award.

Recent Performances: 2022 Dunedin Midwinter Carnival, OUSA Art Week Gig; NZ Music Month Nook & Cranny Music Festival Thursday Gig; Opening of the Otepoti Youth Space; 2022 Dunedin Fringe Festival Black Box, Opening of the 2021 NZ Young Writers Festival; Taieri College Music Blues Award.

Releases: Lying on the Grass was released 11th June 2021 and was in Radio One Top 11 for 7 weeks with the 2 weeks at No.2; Celestial Lovers was released 23 July 2021; Sunflower was released 8th October 2021 and was included on Apple Music playlists and has reached over 70,000 streams. Keira has one more song ‘April’ to be released in 2022.

Written and composed by Keira Wallace
Produced by Molly Devine
Recorded at Molly Devine School of Music
Mastered by Oli Allan - Stebbing Recording Centre Ltd
Distributed by Noisehive

Single artwork by Keira Wallace; photo by Debbie Lawson
Music video by Liana Elsie
Press release photo by Lucy Currier

Contact Details:            

Keira Wallace              

Debbie Lawson
Mobile: 021964596
Guardian & Manager    



Written by

Keira Wallace

22 Jul 2022

Hi, I'm Keira Wallace, aged 15, a singer-songwriter who lives in Dunedin, NZ. Music and writing are my passion. I play guitar and ukulele. I perform original songs plus a few covers and my style is Indie.