Friday, March 17, 2006

The Grates Get High On Gravity

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Everybody in the world should know by now who The Grates are. If you dont, well you dont have a clue what your missing out on here. This Brisbane trio (made up of the fantastic vocals of Patience, Guitaring of John, and of course the drumming of Alana) have made quite a name for themselves in the last year or so, having toured with The Go! Team across Australia and the UK, and just about to start a tour with We Are Scientists, and also putting on some fantastic shows earlier this year at the Big Day Out Festivals across Australia. In the UK (and I think everywhere else in the world) they have just released their first EP "The Ouch. The Touch", which is fantastic, some really raw and unbelievable stuff! The EP has been out in Australia for about a year now, and still continues to impress everyone. The band has recently put the final touched to their first album titled "Gravity Wont Get You High" and have also just released the first single "19 20 20" which is bound to be a hit. For you today i have their EP up for download, enjoy everyone and dont be afraid to leave a comment.

Reviews: "A happily scattered and free-spirited trio playing catchy lo-fi rock pop stamped with Patience's wonderfully unhinged vocals." Bronwyn Thompson, Rolling Stone

"7/10. Excellent stuff!" Blunt Magazine

MP3's: Message / Sukkafish / Wash Me / Trampoline

Just for the Aussie's here's the up-coming tour dates The Grates have planned

Apr 20 - Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury

Apr 21 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Apr 22 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Apr 23 - Newport Hotel, Fremantle

Apr 26 - National Hotel, Geelong

Apr 27 - Karova Lounge, Ballarat

Apr 28 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Apr 29 - Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide (All Ages)

May 3 - Anu Bar, Canberra

May 4 - Wollongong Uni Bar, Wollongong

May 5 - Metro Theatre, Sydney

May 6 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

May 10 - Great Northern, Byron Bay

May 11 - Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast

May 12 - The Tivoli, Brisbane

May 14 - Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast

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