Mallrat Shares “UFO (feat. Allday)” Official Video; Announces Fall Dates With Maggie Rogers

August 1, 2018 BY Nettwerk


“Australia’s most exciting pop singer” – Billboard Magazine

“All the awkwardness and annoyances of suburban teenage life find their way into the songs of Grace Shaw, a 19-year-old Australian who calls herself Mallrat. She worries, and doesn’t worry, about fitting in or being liked; she mocks the comforts of sterile surroundings. Her songs turn mild rap cadences into singsong melodies, set to vamps that match guitar or piano chords with perky electronics.” – The New York Times

“Why We’re Excited: A singer, songwriter and rapper who records under the name Mallrat, Grace Shaw is taking off internationally on the strength of “Better,” an irrepressibly sparkling slice of dreamy pop. The only downside to “Better”: If you crank it on the year’s first spring day, your heart may actually explode with happiness. (Still, though, you should try it.)” – NPR Music

+ praise from The New York Times, NPR, NME, Paper Magazine, NYLON, Idolator, Stereogum, V Magazine + more

Directed by Nathan Presley, Australian teen pop-rap sensation Mallrat (Grace Shaw) partners with Billboard to premiere the official music video for her latest single “UFO (Feat. Allday).” 

Collaborative track with friend and fellow Australian artist, Allday, “UFO” falls into a much darker and brooding territory. Its dense production and layers of hypnotic melodies highlight her vast development as a composer and producer since the release of her debut EP, Uninvited, back in 2016. 

Meanwhile, she’s also forging a reputation as one of the most endearing live performers, having supported international stars like Post Malone in Australia. Following her US live debut at SXSW 2018, Mallrat returns to the States to share the stage with Maggie Rogers.  Full dates below.

With the release of the highly anticipated sophomore EP In The Sky (out now via Nettwerk Records), her refreshingly honest observations of day-to-day life, her relatable and confessional lyrics, and her penchant for writing sticky melodies that you just can’t shake have all shaped Grace into the kind of artist that is perfectly positioned to be Australia’s next big name in pop music.  Having garnered attention from a diverse range of outlets, such as The New York Times, NPR, PAPER, Pigeons and Planes, Stereogum, and more, it’s quickly becoming apparent that 2018 is the Year of the Mallrat.

Tour Dates:

Mon., 10/15 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

Thurs., 10/18 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC

Fri., 10/19 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory – North Park

Sun., 10/21 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

Tues., 10/23 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s

Wed., 10/24 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues – Dallas

Fri., 10/26 Kansas City, MO @ Truman

Sat., 10/27 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom

Mon., 10/29 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

Tues., 10/30 Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre

Thurs., 11/1 Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix

Fri., 11/2 Montreal, QC @ MTELUS

Sat., 11/3 Portland, ME @ The State Theatre

Mon., 11/5 Boston, MA @ Royale

Wed., 11/7 New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge