Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, yergurl!
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
When I first started making my own music I was listening to a lot of Lana Del Rey and The 1975 and they have stayed strong influences throughout my music making! I think I was really attracted to the heavy-reverb and ambient sounds that just seem to immerse listeners in a bubble of floaty heaven!!
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
LOVE AND MALES cuz I’m so goddamn emo-chanel (and a hopeless romantic). My emotions have taken me down some weird routes and it’s always fun to reflect on through a BOP.
What can punters expect from a yergurl live show?
Me and my twin sister looking poppin’, perhaps a sneaky bucket hat or two, songs you’ll wanna cry to later, and if I’m lucky, someone walking away with an epiphany!! This is a place for people to get real with their feels if they’re open to it.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
To only release things that TRULY represent yergurl & me in a way I’d like to be represented. Artists are vulnerable to feeling pressure to conform or to just say “this is good ENOUGH” but mum reminds me that it’s okay to take your time, to send collabs back a few times etc. so I won’t have to look back on something under my name and cringe.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
‘Not About You’ by Haiku Hands. How could anyone resist a boogie when Haiku Hands is on? Even someone as emo as me would have to pause a sook sesh for this BOPPPPPP.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
‘Potential’ by Kllo. Let’s pretend I haven’t wailed over ex’s to this song time and time again.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What
Australian track do you put on next?
HAIKU HANDS NOT ABOUT YOU!!!!!!!!
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
I supported Congrats (front man of Slowly Slowly) for his first show ever and it was super dope. My bff got super emotional. I usually feel deceased after a gig but I couldn’t leave the crowd for this… I was feeling TOO MUCH!
Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.
Aphir!!! She has the prettiest voice and I love the way she produces her vocals. Her music is really unique, chill and 100% inspiring. Her sounds make my ears smile!
What are your plans for 2019?
Lots and lots of writing, collabs, releasing some new music, and even some videos!!! Hoping to find myself on some PHAT stages this year!!!View Profile Hide Interview
Mallrat is a Brisbane-based teenager with a knack for creating outrageously catchy pop tunes. She sings, she raps, she makes everybody dance.