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Mallrat teams up with Azealia Banks for new single ‘Surprise Me’


 TEAMS UP WITH AZEALIA BANKS FOR NEW SINGLE ‘SURPRISE ME’

DEBUT ALBUM ‘BUTTERFLY BLUE’ OUT MAY 13

+ TOUR DATES IN EU, UK, AND FIREFLY FESTIVAL IN THE US

 LISTEN TO ‘SURPRISE ME’ HERE PRE-ORDER BUTTERFLY BLUE  HERE

Mallrat shares new single ‘Surprise Me (feat. Azealia Banks)’, lifted from her forthcoming debut album Butterfly Blue out 13 May via Nettwerk. After crafting the track with producers Jam City and Stylaz Feugo, the stars aligned for the prized pop songwriter when Banks supplied the unforgettable verse and decided she and Mallrat “should Eve and Gwen Stefani this shit,” sticking around for the outro.

Of the release, Mallrat shares: “It’s so true that the music you listen to when you’re little really shapes you. Or at least it hangs out in your subconscious for a very long time. The first album I ever bought with my own money was ‘Broke With Expensive Taste.’ Azealia Banks was truly the best to work with. It felt like she really cared, which you don’t always get with feature artists; often, it can feel like they’re fulfilling an obligation. Maybe I’m biased, but hers is one of the most iconic and memorable verses I’ve ever heard.”

Before she collaborated with one of her idols, Mallrat made a triumphant return with the release of the dreamy indie-rock cut, ‘Rockstar’. The song kicked off a thrilling new era for the multi-talented creative. She’s continued to live up to the hype, sharing two other singles from her hotly anticipated debut album: the defiant ‘Your Love’, which highlighted her newfound confidence as a producer and artist, and most recently, the dark and distorted ‘Teeth’.

Mallrat’s debut record Butterfly Blue solidifies her reputation as a master of clever, timeless pop. Sweeping across vast, airy productions are surprising samples and sounds: chopped-up Gangsta Pat bars, a flipped recording of a children’s choir performing Lisztomania, and distorted effects recorded from discarded children’s toys. Layered, like an instrument all their own, are her signature breathy vocals, more assured and confident than ever before. It’s Mallrat 2.0 – an intoxicating collection set to launch Australia’s pop princess into the stratosphere.

Surprise Me (feat. Azealia Banks)’ is out now via Nettwerk and available at digital retailers here: https://mallrat.ffm.to/surpriseme. To pre-save the album, click HERE. Album pre-order packages including vinyl, custom handcrafted limited edition “Butterfly Blue” jewelry, and a “Butterfly Blue” capsule of hoodies, tees, and caps are available at lilmallrat.com.

EU & UK Tour Dates with Conan Gray

May 5 Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene 
May 6 Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet 
May 7 Copenhagen, Denmark @ K.B. Hallen 
May 9 Hamburg, Germany @ Edel-Optics.de Arena 
May 10 Berlin, Germany @ Verti Music Hall (with Benee)
May 11 Warsaw, Poland @ Cos Torwar 
May 13 Munich, Germany @ Tonhalle 
May 14 Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlín 
May 15 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer 
May 17 Zurich, Switzerland @ Volkshaus 
May 18 Milan, Italy @ Fabrique 
May 20 Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club 
May 21 Madrid, Spain @ Palacio Vistalegre 
May 24 Paris, France @ L’Olympia 
May 25 Brussels, Belgium @ Acienne Belgique 
May 26 Cologne, Germany @ Palladium 
May 27 Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ AFAS Live 
May 30 Dublin, Ireland @ 3Olympia Theatre 
May 31 Dublin, Ireland @ 3Olympia Theatre 
June 2 Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy 
June 3 Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy 
June 4 Manchester, UK @ O2 Victoria Warehouse 
June 6 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 
June 8 Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy 
June 9 London, UK @ Eventim Apollo

About Mallrat
Prized producer, songwriter, and collaborator Mallrat – aka Grace Shaw – is a master of clever, timeless pop. Her trio of early EPs – Uninvited (2016), In The Sky (2018), Driving Music (2019) – are documents of an artist on the rise. Mallrat has garnered attention from the NY Times, NYLON, NPR, and more. PAPER named her in their “100 Women Revolutionizing Pop,” after making it onto the “Best of” lists by The Fader, Billboard, NOISEY, NME, Triple J, and Teen Vogue. At home in Australia, she continues to place Top 5 on Triple J charts. In the states, she made her late-night TV performance debut on the Late Late Show With James Corden, while in the UK, winning “Best Australian Solo Act” at the NME Awards. She has toured both at home and internationally, including European and North American support for Maggie Rogers, Post Malone, and King Princess, selling out headline shows from London to New York, and collecting fans in the likes of Mark Ronson along the way.

PRE-ORDERButterfly Blue

LISTEN to ‘Surprise Me’

LISTEN to ‘Teeth’

WATCH the video for ‘Your Love’

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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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