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Fri. June 30th 2006 7:30pm doors at 6:30pm Limerick Junction (No Minors) 7:30pm doors at 6:30pm
$12+
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Zulu Records, Scratch Records
Presented by: Live Nation
Tickets on sale Thurs, June 15 @ 10am

Australia's greatest pop rock sensation plays shows to launch their debut album 'Gravity Won't Get You High'

After several EPs, singles and headlining and support tours, The Grates have certainly stoked anticipation for their full-length debut, Gravity Won’t Get You High. The good news is all that buzz and advance enthusiasm is vindicated by the record. In fact, there’s a good chance you won’t hear a catchier collection of alterna-pop this year.

Accompanied by Alana Skyring’s insistent drumming and John Patterson’s rocking guitar, Patience Hodgson’s stunning voice (think a poppier Kathleen Hannah) careens through awesomely hooky tunes like “I Won’t Survive”, “Lies Are Much More Fun” and “Rock Boys”. With songs like these, it’s no wonder the band has become a sensation in its native country and is on its way in the UK—back home, Gravity Won’t Get You High debuted on the ARIA charts at no. 9 and their national headline tour sold out across the country.

In the UK, the fizzy, feisty blast of aggro-pop that is “19 20 20” has already had support from Radio 1, MTV2 and XFM, and the band has been selected to play a series of NME club shows. Then, it’s on to North America, where audiences are bound to discover what Australia has known for over a year—The Grates are among the freshest, hookiest and most exuberant pop bands anyone’s heard in ages.

The Grates

After several EPs, singles and headlining and support tours, The Grates have certainly stoked anticipation for their full-length debut, Gravity Won’t Get You High. The good news is all that buzz and advance enthusiasm is vindicated by the record. In fact, there’s a good chance you won’t hear a catchier collection of alterna-pop this year. In ... more info

Hot Loins (Experimental-post-prog-deconstructionist punk)

three friends with an affinity for loud, strange music. playing shows for just over a year. have had the good fortune of playing with some amazing bands that we respect greatly. are releasing a 7" in july 06. a full length in september on sound document. sean plays synth and is too smart for his own good. dave plays drums and is now engaged. camero... more info
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