Allday, Mallrat




Japanese Wallpaper

Thu September 26

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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Fresh off the release of his sophomore LP, "Speeding," and after garnering hype from major tastemakers like Rolling Stone, Mass Appeal, Sway in the Morning and more, Allday today announces his highly anticipated return to tour the States this August.

"Speeding" is a staggering achievement for the 26 year old artist - from slow burning contemplative tracks, to bittersweet tales of love and a flourish or two of upbeat party ready tracks, the record showcases just how much he has evolved in the last few years.

Speaking to Mass Appeal, massive cult act Allday, aka Tom Gaynor reminisces on making his sophomore record, "Speeding" - “I finally had the opportunity to record vocals properly on this album, so we went to good studios and spent days on every song,” he says. “All the features are friends. It’s the end of a particular era in my life and the songs feel like tying up loose ends.”

Featuring cameos and collaborations from fellow Aussie artists Nyne, Mallrat and Japanese Wallpaper, "Speeding" marks the highly anticipated release following his 2015 mixtape, "Soft Grunge Love Rap" and 2014 debut album, "Startup Cult" which charted at number 3 on the ARIA charts, just behind Ed Sheeran and Sia.

Having dropped out of art school to focus on music full time, Allday managed to live off stolen microwave rice sachets for months on end, all the while developing a massive cult following for his low-key and introspective aesthetic. Startup Cult saw Allday embark on several sold out tours across the country, playing 3000 capacity rooms and major festivals, and a lap of the United States supporting Mod Sun. His tracks have gone on to rack up millions of streams across the likes of Soundcloud and Spotify, with over 50 million digital streams in total, and earning the nod of approval from key Aussie tastemaker, triple j.

With his 2015 mixtape, "Soft Grunge Love Rap" Allday further cemented his status. His quick-witted lyrics and youthful narratives caught the attention of major US press like Rolling Stone, Sway in the Morning, NYLON, AV Club, Indie Shuffle, Paper Mag, Billboard and more.
Mallrat is Grace Shaw, a singer and songwriter of hip-hop-infused electro-pop from Australia. She took the name from the 2013 Orwells song "Mallrats (La La La)." Born and raised in Brisbane, Shaw began uploading anthemic laptop tunes with her take on topics like school, clothes, and social exclusion to music-sharing sites as a 16-year-old in 2015. She quickly became a regular at the top of the Hype Machine charts, and in mid-2016 she released her debut EP, Uninvited. Calling her "the Hannah Montana of the rap game," Nettwerk gave it a label release in early 2017. Musicians like indie rock band Baby Spiders and EDM's Oh Boy and Donatachi took note and began featuring her on their own tracks, and her song "For Real" was licensed by Google for a smartphone commercial. In early 2018 she issued the more atmospheric "UFO," featuring Allday, and made her U.S. debut at South by Southwest. Working with Sydney producer Basenji, Shaw issued the hook-filled single "Nobody's Home" in early 2019.
Artist Biography by Marcy Donelson - Source:
Japanese Wallpaper
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001