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Solid EP leaves you change from a tenner

The Grates are a fantastic high-energy band live -- I don't think this EP completely captures that. But if you've had the benefit of seeing them perform you'll definitely get transported back to that gig listening to these four tracks. Don't miss the great Grates artwork on the EP cover and at their website!

Just some fun music....

I loved this EP. What you have to appreciate is the raw energy these kids have and that they genuinely enjoy playing their music. It's very pop-punk at times and silly (not soppy) ballads at others. It's a little different to what seems to be going around and for that it's worth a listen.

Fantastic EP thats being given no respect

Don't believe the reviews. This EP is brilliant. Every song is a production of energetic alternative rock that you simply must get. Back to the neagtive reviews- which are clearly written by prepubesent tweens who only listen to what Austereo vomit at them. 'Princess Nina' writes "it appears to me that these guys are just doing this kind of music for the sake of it". Wow. Thats insightful. Ignore these fools and download this excellent EP.


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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