Monday, December 5, 2011

Music Monday - The Grates


The Grates are a newly discovered obsession of ours hailing from Brisbane, Australia. (although they currently call NYC their home). Comprised of lead vocalist Patience Hodgson and guitarist John Patterson, they have been on the music scene since 2006. 

Considered a part of the indie pop genre; their sound is as active as their stage shows. They not only write all their own music but create and design (by hand) all their band merchandise. 

Their latest album, Secret Rituals was released in June of 2011 to high acclaim both in their native Australia and the UK and is just starting to stir things up here in the states. If you have the opportunity, The Grates are a must see. 

Check out their Turn Me On video above, which is a pretty rad artistic expression itself. Enjoy-

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