Review : GRATES - Gravity Won't Get You High
MusicOMH.comSometimes you just need some music to cheer you up. Loll about melancholically to Nick Drake or Radiohead by any means but sometimes you need an album to put on very loud and bounce around the room to....full text
PopmattersIn an inordinate percentage of all press and concert photos, Patience Hodgson, undeniably charismatic front-woman for the Grates, is caught—frozen, exuberant—in midair. It’s a pretty good image for a band that manages to distill this much energy and fun from simple, familiar punk and garage rock formulas. ...full text
BBC CollectiveWith a neat line in excitable punk pop, Brisbane three-piece The Grates have the unfortunate tag of the next big thing to live up to. Their debut aims high but hits the mark, adding quirky effects to the sonic exclamation marks: Appalachian banjo on the stuttering Sukkafish, piano twinkles on Nothing Sir. Spiky guitar pop might not exactly expand the horizons of the mind, but with singer Patience Hodgson’s freewheeling voice, this combines big fun with bigger attitude. Many bands have gone much further with much less....full text
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