I got to Mercury Lounge 10 minutes too late to see The Grates last week. They played before Corinne Bailey Rae and Guillemots. I made up for it by catching them twice at SXSW. Both times they made my day.
These photos are from the Australian band's 2:00 PM performance at Filter's Revenge of Cedar Street SXSW bash on Friday, March 17, 2006. Even when singer Patience Hodgson isn't singing "Trampoline", she acts like there's one under her feet. More music at Myspace.