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Smitten all over again

The wonderful John Patterson and the oh so sublime Patience Hodgson have once again produced an amazing album.

Like their two previous outings, this is once again a ride worth taking and one I am sure will be on high rotation for some time to come. Oz’s answer to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, pull no punches with their unique mix of alternative garage grind. Raw but well crafted tunes have me falling in love with this band all over again.
Patience oozes with a sexiness and vibrancy that is lacking in so many of today’s samey, bland songstresses. Smitten.

Too mopey.

We all like The Grates because they're fun and bubbly rock. Young P***ks is the only song that comes close to this.

Getting better with every album

first was great, second was better, this album should win an ARIA, at least


Formed: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

Karaoke -- an unhinged rendition of the Disney chestnut "A Whole New World," to be specific -- brought Australians Patience Hodgson, John Patterson, and Alana Skyring together as musicians, but that sap-soaked turn at the mike didn't exactly foreshadow the classic punk racket on which the trio would build its reputation. Friends since childhood in Brisbane, Hodgson, Patterson, and Skyring honed their lo-fi, hyper-spazzy sound in Patterson's garden shed in the early 2000s with the help of the guitarist's...
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Secret Rituals, The Grates
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  • $15.99
  • Genres: Alternative, Music, Rock
  • Released: 01 January 2011

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