Skye Wallace’s “Swing Batter” calls attention to domestic violence

Photo Credit: Orest Dorosh

The powerful story of Angelina Napolitano is the fuel behind Toronto’s Skye Wallace’s upcoming single, “Swing Batter.”

Scheduled for release on International Women’s Day (March 8) in support of Sistering, a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women in Toronto, Wallace will also debut the song at a show at Toronto’s Array Music.

The story behind “Swing Batter” stems from the 1911 trail of Angelina Napolitano in Sault Ste Marie, ON.  After years of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband, a pregnant Napolitano attacked and killed her husband with an axe.  Originally sentenced to death following the birth of her child, the story attracted an international response from early feminist groups arguing Napolitano acted in self-defence.  Napolitano’s sentence was later lessened to life in prison.

The classically-trained Skye Wallace and her unique blend of punk and folk will be on tour throughout Ontario following the release of “Swing Batter” on March 8.

March 7          Orillia, ON                               drkrm Studio & Gallery
March 8          Toronto, ON                            Array Music, International Women’s Day Show
March 9          London, ON                            London Bicycle Cafe
March 10        Sarnia, ON                              Refined Fool Brewing
March 11        Windsor, ON                           Dr. Disc (1PM)
March 11        Windsor, ON                           Phog Lounge
March 12        Collingwood, ON                     Crow (w/Danny Michel)
March 14        Whitby, ON                             Whitby Curling Club (w/The Blank Ends)
March 16        Ottawa, ON                             The Record Centre (2PM)
March 16        Montreal, QC                          The BOG (w/Beach Glass & Eva Foote)
March 17        Burnstown, ON                       Neat Café

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