The Grates – ‘Team Work Makes The Dream Work’ Tour – August 2015

To celebrate to the recently announced ‘Team Work Makes The Dream Work’ Australian east coast tour, The Grates release their deliciously romantic new video for latest single ‘Call Me’.

Pop a bottle and raise a glass, light some candles, scatter some rose petals and of course, no date night is complete without a selection of the finest supermarket brand cheeses, The Grates’ new clip is sure to get you in the mood for love.


Our director Tia Toilet wanted to make the most romantic video ever. Our manager described it as “Wine and cheese night on a weird cheap porn/devil worship stage set.” Either way you see it The Universe was completely behind us making this clip because it provided us with a heart shape lounge for $120. Ritchie is currently on a spiritual journey in India, so we made do with generic images of him. It’s kinda like I want to spend every Monday night like this from now on.” – Patience Hodgson

Speaking to Tone Deaf about ‘Call Me’ Patience Hodgson recalls “We’ve always wanted to write a song that had a Cars’eque’ vibe about it, and this song is as close as we’ve ever come. We tried to keep it restrained, but couldn’t hold out on the ending (we love a big ending). It felt like album opener material because it has elements in it that represent lots of different songs on the album.

Shortly after their upcoming scheduled performance at Splendour In The Grass, The Grates will hit the road for the first time since 2011 with good friends and honorary babysitters Straight Arrows and Pleasure Symbols, tour dates are below, tickets on sale now.

Sat 25 Jul 2015 – Splendour In The Grass – SOLD OUT – Byron Bay NSW

Sat 8 Aug 2015 – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
w/ Straight Arrows + Pleasure Symbols

Fri 14 Aug 2015 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
w/ Straight Arrows + Pleasure Symbols

Sat 15 Aug 2015 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
w/ Straight Arrows + Pleasure Symbols

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