I had the, well for lack of a better word – great – opportunity to speak with Patience Hodgson of The Grates ahead of their upcoming ‘Team Work Makes The Dream Work’ tour. The Brisbane 3 piece consisting of Patience, her husband John Patterson and new drummer Ritchie Daniell are hitting the east coast with their vibrant, must see, ‘WTAF – how is she still singing throughout all that physical activity?’ gigs this August, as well as returning to the Splendour stage in July. Despite the whole shitting myself and trying to stay cool while conversing with possibly the maddest chick in rock situation, I managed to string some words together that she was able to respond to. We spoke about their hectic schedule, the recording process for ‘Dream Team’, the sexy film-clip for their new single ‘Call Me’ and spiteful neighbours with their revenge tactics.
*Spoiler – she is really sweet and hilarious.