America, Meet Australia’s Grates

 

Brash, fresh-faced new
indiepop from Down Under…

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

Headed our way are Australia’s
Grates with a whirlwind of SXSW appearances next week followed by a handful
dates in NYC and L.A.
Who are the Grates, you ask? Their second album,Teeth Lost, Hearts Won, has already been
met with wide critical acclaim in Australia. It was produced by Peter
Katis (Interpol/The National), and both Kori Gardner from Mates of State and
Tim Fite guest on the album, and the band is in the process of nailing down a U.S. deal.

 

 

The Brisbane 3-piece already has a number of peer fans, among
them Ben Lee and the aforementioned Mates of State, and their sound, a riotous
femme-pop steered blend of contemporary (Arcade Fire meets Black Kids) and
classic (Sparks plus, if you can dig it, older Aussie band the Divinyls – check
lyrics like “sex without the cum” in the infectious tune “Carve Your Name” is
the kind of bring-the-house-down stuff that has ‘em winning over audiences
wherever they go.

 

Check out the tunes at their MySpace page:

 

www.myspace.com/thegrates

 

 

It all sounds just “great” to us…

 

 

Tour Dates:

 

SXSW in AUSTIN:

 

Wed 3/18
11:00pm at The Radio Room (Proper showcase for My Old Kentucky Blog)

Thur 3/19
5:30pm at Peckerheads (My Old Kentucky
Blog/Aquarian Drunkard Day Party)

Fri 3/20 3:10pm
at Brush Square Park
(Aussie BBQ Day Party)

Sat 3/21 2:30pm
at Club Deville (Hot Freaks Day Party)

               
 6:15pm at Red House Pizzeria (91.7 Radio Music For Listeners Day Party)

 

 

NEW YORK:

 

Mon 3/23 9:30pm
at Mercury Lounge (with Sky Larkin)

Wed 3/25
11:00pm at Pianos (with Micachu)

Thur 3/26
9:20pm at the Bell House (free BBQ)

 

 

LOS ANGELES:

 

Sat 3/28 8pm at
Silverlake Lounge

Mon 3/30 10pm
at Spaceland

 

 

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