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This article was originally published in March 2018.
Brisbane’s Grace Shaw AKA Mallrat is no debutante. Having started her career to critical acclaim aged 16 her second wave of output looks set to project her to global stardom.
Mallrat has developed an effortless vocal style to deliver her honest and utterly relatable lyrics inspired by her rap heroes Allday, Drake and Kanye. Check out the million-plus streamed Uninvited below:
Grace was inspired to create her own tracks after taking in a live show from Allday. Mallrat remembers “It all changed at that Allday concert. He was someone I felt like I could relate to.” Mallrat flyered a few producers she’d found online with her Garage Band creations and her 2016 debut EP, “Uninvited” was born. The dreamy jam ͚For Real͛ was a real favourite of Zane Lowe saw her stocks seriously take off with high praise coming from the likes of Triple J, Vice and global tech giant Google, who used͚ the track in a campaign for their Pixel phone.
Where can I see Mallrat live?
Mallrat comes to London in November for a one-off show at Village Underground. Grab tickets through Ticketmaster.co.uk