+ Hype from Noisey, Wonderland, Indie Shuffle and more
“Her electro pop influence is reminiscent of her musical and geographical neighbor Lorde’s Pure Heroine, with liberal use of synthesizers and vocal harmonies building up to bright choruses.”
Mallrat, the 19 year old Australian pop-rap sensation, is debuting a new track “Better” – her first new music since her Uninvited EP last year.
Featuring both its title track and the generational anthem “For Real,” Mallrat’s Uninvited EP introduced her to the world, instantly grabbing fans with her magnetic musings on everyday life in all its glorious mundanity, told through a next-gen pop kaleidoscope, touching the hearts and minds of many across the globe. With multiple tracks shooting straight to the top of the Hype Machine charts, Mallrat quickly got heat from tastemakers like Stereogum and Noisey, and the EP has racked in over 11 million Spotify streams to date.
Having just signed to Nettwerk, Mallrat has also toured with Maggie Rogers, played sold out headlining shows and made festival appearances to massive audiences in Australia. Gorillaz’ Noodle also just included her EP title track “Uninvited” in a playlist of Kick Ass Women.
New single “Better” is the enthralling next chapter for Mallrat. Once again, we’re offered a sugar-coated, blissfully melancholic commentary on the commonplace life of a 19 year old, fresh out of school. Expertly written by Mallrat herself and co-produced by Konstantin Kersting and Andrew Dawson (Kanye West), “Better” is another undeniable gem from the Brisbane-based artist, reminding us just what an exciting and rare talent she is.
Speaking of the track, Mallrat noted – “I wrote Better over a year ago but it’s taken most of this time to get it sounding exactly how it does in my head, so thanks for waiting so patiently for new music. My dad says it’s his favourite song which makes me very excited to share it with everyone.”
Hype for Mallrat
“Mallrat is the bubblegum rapper changing the game”
“There’s a new anti-in-crowd anthem on the block”
“She constantly shifts gears between singing and rapping while detailing a nonchalant day with an easy real love”
“I’m not clever enough to think up a portmanteau for the peculiar blend of shoegaze/hip-hop/bedroom pop that this is. Chillwave is accurate enough, but this is more like the mix of downcast beats and sculpted melodies that Charli XCX was toying with on her early mixtapes.”
“One of the game’s most undeniably exciting new talents”
“Over a piano loop, finger clicks and hip-hop influenced beats, the 17-year-old seamlessly transitions from rapping to singing throughout the song”
“Mallrat glides through with her signature flow and singable lines”