The Grates

They are the Australian version of the 'the next big band' as The Grates have been named by none other than Rolling Stone, Spin and Filter as a band to watch out for in 2006. 'Gravity Won't Get You High' is their debut full-length CD release and there are high expectations for it. The trio of two girls (vocalist Patience and drummer Alana) and a guy (guitarist John) make simple but catchy music. By that I mean the lyrics and melodies are neither too deep nor intricate, but there is plenty of enthusiasm behind their sound. When you listen to their music think along the lines of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Throwing Muses.

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