Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Grates, Live At The Metro


The Grates are a three-piece band from Brisbane, Australia, comprising Patience Hodgson (vocals), John Patterson (guitar) and Alana Skyring (drums). Their debut album Gravity Won't Get You High will be released in the US on August 29th. It was released in Australia in April of this year and debuted at #9 on the Australian charts. Most of the songs from this May 5, 2006 set at The Metro Theatre in Sydney are featured on Gravity Won't Get You High, with the exception of Message which is the first track on their debut EP, The Ouch. The Touch. I saw these three open for The Go! Team when they came through Austin last year, and I can't think of any other band I've seen that performs with such a liberal dose of fun.

Listen:

Seek Me
Lies Are Much More Fun
Message
Sukkafish
Science is Golden
Feels Like Pain
Trampoline
Rock Boys
19 20 20
Inside Outside

The Grates current tour dates:

Aug 19 2006 - V 2006 Festival, Staffordshire
Aug 20 2006 - V 2006 Festival, Essex
Aug 22 2006 - London
Aug 23 2006 - Liverpool
Aug 24 2006 - Dublin, Ireland
Aug 25 2006 - Glasgow, Scotland
Aug 26 2006 - Leeds
Aug 27 2006 - Birmingham

Website: http://thegrates.com/
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/thegrates
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grates

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