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  • The Grates – Splendour In The Grass 2015 Interview

    The Grates – Splendour In The Grass 2015 Interview

    Two thirds of Brisbane indie outfit The Grates stopped by the Music Feeds tent backstage at Splendour In The Grass 2015, for a quick go on the emoji compatibility test. The Grates’ Patience Hodgson and still-injured John Patterson shared their thoughts (well, their emojis) on topics such as bum bags, stealing Wifi, interviewers, yoga, taking

  • The Grates – ‘Call Me’

    The Grates – ‘Call Me’

    Red velvet, roses and candles – The Grates are getting sexy in the video for their new single Call Me. As if the alt-rockers weren’t already seductive enough, they really turn on the charm in this DIY video which their manager described as, “Wine and cheese night on a weird cheap porn/devil worship stage set,”

  • Tour Guide: The Grates, Little Sea, KUČKA
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    Tour Guide: The Grates, Little Sea, KUČKA

    Dying to hear some locally produced free-range tunes? This week’s tour guide has a mixed bag of Aussie acts who are preparing to head out on the road. There’s Brisbane’s lovably rubbery weirdos The Grates, Sydney’s set-for-stardom pop-rockers Little Sea, and Perth electro-pop songstress KUČKA. Get into it! The Grates’ Team Work Makes The Dream

  • Violent Soho, The Amity Affliction Among Queensland Music Awards Winners
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    Violent Soho, The Amity Affliction Among Queensland Music Awards Winners

    Queensland locals Violent Soho, metalcore outfit The Amity Affliction and country group Halfway have taken home some of the biggest prizes from last night’s 2015 Queensland Music Awards. Hosted by triple j‘s Sarah Howells and hip hop veteran Fred Leone (aka Rival MC), the 2015 QMAs saw Violent Soho claim the Album Of The Year

  • Interview: The Grates On Taking Back The Reins Of Their Own Band

    Interview: The Grates On Taking Back The Reins Of Their Own Band

    Brisbane indie-rock outfit The Grates are just days away from releasing their fourth studio album, Dream Team, which they’ve decided to do all on their own via their shiny new label imprint Death Valley. The DIY move, explain the band, came from a desire to have control once more. “We just wanted to take the

  • The Grates Share ‘Holiday Home’ From New Album ‘Dream Team’
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    The Grates Share ‘Holiday Home’ From New Album ‘Dream Team’

    Brisbane indie-rock outfit The Grates have gifted fans with the first taste of their forthcoming fourth studio album, Dream Team. The new song, Holiday Home, is full of contagious energy, proving that the band have taken full advantage of going DIY. “Don’t you wanna spend the night in this holiday home?” singer Patience Hodgson asks

  • The Grates Are Recording And Releasing An Album Next Month
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    The Grates Are Recording And Releasing An Album Next Month

    The Grates are back, and they’re going DIY. They’re gearing up to release their fourth studio album next month, they’re recording and they’re planning to do it on their own shiny new label imprint Death Valley. Giddy up! Spearheaded by now-married Grates Patience Hodgson and John Patterson, the independent imprint partly spawned from the band’s

  • The Grates To Play Red Deer Festival Warm-Up Dates
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    The Grates To Play Red Deer Festival Warm-Up Dates

    Not just content with headlining the sold out Red Deer Music And Arts Festival, Brisbane’s own The Grates have announced two extra shows taking place in their home state. The love will now be shared with Toowoomba and the Gold Coast in the days prior to their festival appearance meaning the band will be in

  • Queenscliff Music Festival 2013 Line Up Announced
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    Queenscliff Music Festival 2013 Line Up Announced

    Queenscliff Music Festival is returning this year with a line-up of some of the best Aussie musical flavour going around. The 17th installment of the event will see The Living End take out pole position as headliners, with John Butler Trio, The Grates, Spiderbait and Blue King Brown also on the bill. Early-bird tickets have

  • The Grates To Open Their Own Bar
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    The Grates To Open Their Own Bar

    Motivated by the huge success of the Southside Tea Room that the band opened last May in Morningside, Brisbane, The Grates have announced today that they will be furthering their exploration into the world of hospitality, detailing plans to launch their own fully licensed bar.

  • The Grates – Sweet Dreams

    The Grates – Sweet Dreams

    The new video clip for The Grates new single Sweet Dreams, from their current album Secret Rituals. Out Now. Having spent the better part of two years immersing themselves in Brooklyn culture and taking a bite of the Big Apple, it’s fitting that The Grates new album Secret Rituals should take on a few traits

  • The Grates – Chronic Tonic
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    The Grates – Chronic Tonic

    Recently returning from their adopted home of New York City where they recorded their third album Secret Rituals, as well as replacing longtime drummer and founding member Alanna Skyring with Ben Marshall, The Grates are a band in the grip of flux. While some bands might find such a circumstance daunting, The Grates, consisting of

  • Stream The Grates Album Secret Rituals In Full
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    Stream The Grates Album Secret Rituals In Full

    It’s a big week for The Grates. This Friday their new album Secret Rituals hits the shelves and they’ll embark on a tour of intimate venues across the country. It’s been 3 years since the release of Teeth Lost, Hearts Won and quite some time since their last Australian tour, so in anticipation of Secret

  • The Grates announce “Secret Rituals” Australian tour in June
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    The Grates announce “Secret Rituals” Australian tour in June

    Having spent the better part of two years immersing themselves in Brooklyn culture and taking a bite of the Big Apple, it’s fitting that The Grates new album Secret Rituals should take on a few traits of the city that never sleeps. Tough in its intent and infectious in its delivery, their third album holds

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