Mallrat is about to tour Aotearoa for the first time.
“My first time ever in Aotearoa. Long overdue – see you there?” the acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter wrote on social media today. Mallrat will perform at Auckland’s Hollywood Avondale on June 2nd, followed by a final show at Wellington’s Meow the next day.
The short sojourn to New Zealand will come after the artist’s Australian tour in May, which is in support of her acclaimed debut album, Butterfly Blue. Mallrat will be supported by Cat & Calmell and biblemami for the Australian dates.
Released last May, Butterfly Blue reached number six on the ARIA Albums Chart, and was extremely unlucky to miss out on an ARIA nomination in 2022. Featuring a fascinating mixture of pop, rock, and folk touches, Mallray’s record was well worth the wait, following on from three early EPs – 2016’s Uninvited, 2018’s In the Sky, and 2019’s Driving Music.
“I’ve always valued music that is interesting, beautiful and unpretentious,” Mallrat said about her debut album last year. “Something timeless and not reactive. Butterfly Blue was made with that in mind. It’s a demonstration of not pretending to be anyone else.”
Critics were united in their praise for Butterfly Blue. “With her long-awaited and frequently brilliant first album, the Australian artist continues to find sublimeness in the mundane,” The Guardian wrote in a three-star review.
Mallrat 2023 Australia and New Zealand Tour
Supported by Cat & Calmell and biblemami (AU only)
Tickets available via lilmallrat.com
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide, SA
UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney, NSW
Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Hollywood Avondale, Auckland, NZ
Meow, Wellington, NZ