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SXSW 2018: Mallrat Delivers Sounds of Australia to #TwitterHouse

Self-titled the “Hannah Montana of the rap game,” Mallrat is only 19-years-old but has made strides since joining the electropop scene just four years ago, and I couldn’t wait to see her after hearing she’d be performing at six (yes, you read correctly – SIX) sets here in Austin during SXSW.

Mallrat
Photo by Leigh Kettle

This Brisbane artist, Grace Shaw, brings a new funk to the electropop genre with her own twist of hip-hop and rap. Her newest release “UFO” is a prime example of her talent and unique take on songwriting.

Funny enough, I was lucky and just happened to stumble upon a very intimate performance of hers one afternoon at the #TwitterHouse on Rainey, and even got the chance to briefly meet her afterwards (my boyfriend freaked when I told him this, as she’s one of his absolute favorites).

Her youthful, enchanting grooves both refreshed and lifted my spirits after a long SXSW day, and she was just as upbeat and fabulous in person as I imagined she’d be. I mean, com’on – Look at how she rocks that over-sized Office Depot jacket! I totally want to be her friend.

My personal favorite songs of hers include “Better,” “For Real,” and “Uninvited,” but I highly encourage you check out all of her music and make your own judgement call – you won’t be disappointed!

For more information on Mallrat and her music, be sure to visit her tumblr page here, and stay tuned for more recaps, photos, and reviews of other SXSW artists on ourĀ homepage!

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