Tuesday, January 5, 2010

You Should Know About The Grates

One of the ways to pretty much guarantee that I will like your band is if there is a kick-ass female out in front belting out the tunes. Patience Hodgson of The Grates sounds like a punky Karen O backed by a band that seems to be two parts Be Your Own Pet with a splash of The Breeders thrown in.

It’s hard for me to not burst into my best lip-synced rendition of “Aw Yeah” every time I’m on the subway and this Australian trio peeks its way through the shuffle of my iPod playlists. And “Sukkafish” is a frequently requested performance in the venue of my own bedroom. Hodgson’s dance moves are pretty easy to imitate:

Seriously, if you like listening to girls that are cooler than you and wishing you were them, listen to The Grates. Australia already knows what I’m talking about, so should you.

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