“Hannah Montana of the rap game.”
Is the tongue-in-cheek moniker that Mallrat gave herself. It’s the best description that the then 16-year-old could ascribe to the bright, bouncy pop she made inspired by her rap heroes like Allday, Drake and Kanye, on her 2016 debut EP, Uninvited. The EP would go on to fetch millions of streams and launch her career. Its stand out tracks – Zane Lowe favorite “Uninvited” and the dreamy jam “For Real” – that saw her stocks take off. Praise came from radio (triple J, BBC and Beats 1), major music outlets (Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Idolator, NME, Vice), celeb gossipers (Perez Hilton), celebs themselves (Lorde, Chloe Grace Moretz, Brooklyn Beckham), all the way to the New York Times and even Google, who used “For Real” in a recent ad campaign.
Since then, Mallrat has played pretty much every Australian festival you can think of – Splendour In The Grass, Falls, The Plot, Listen Out, Beyond The Valley, Come Together, St Kilda, Live At The Steps – and supported some of the biggest names in music, including Post Malone, Allday, Peking Duk, and Maggie Rogers.
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