Single Bar - iPod gems worth listening to

Plus, a feature on the Brisbane trio, The Grates

Singles Bar
They’re single, available and ready to be picked up. FLARE chooses a few iPod gems worth listening to

the grates

Spotlight on… The Grates
WHO: Brisbane trio, The Grates
BREAKDOWN: Vocals: Patience Hodgson; Drums: Alana Skyring; Guitar: John Patterson
DEBUT ALBUM: Gravity Won’t Get You High
SOUND: Mega energetic pop/rock.
GETTING NOTICED: “We are touring around different countries, laying some eggs.  Its like we have to fly around really fast to incubate them,” Patience laughs.  “You have to make sure they all have enough heat and protection.  The one in Australia has hatched really nicely.”
MUSICAL TASTES: “Elvis, Elvis Costello, anyone with Elvis in their name. Patience

– Alex Breen

Déjà vu
Beyonce, Featuring Jay-Z
Beyonce’s sophomore album as a solo artist, B-Day will be released appropriately on Beyonce’s birthday, September 5th. Her strongest release yet – it’s a must-buy (be sure to listen to the secret track from Beyonce’s upcoming film Dreamgirls). For now, be sure to download the first single of the album, Déjà vu.

Miami Vice Original Soundtrack
Various Artists
Okay, okay, we know that Crockett and Tubbs may not be music aficionados, but we couldn’t pass up a Miami Vice mention.  Moby, India.Arie and Patti LaBelle are just a few of the hit makers featured on this soundtrack – perfect for that backyard BBQ this summer.

Snow (Hey Oh)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Anthony Kiedis’ sexy vocals on Snow have Flare staffers putting this single off their latest album, Stadium Arcadium, in high rotation.

Flawed Design
Vancouver rockers Stabilo (originally Stabilo Boss) are back with their latest album, Happiness and Disaster. Download Flawed Design which successfully combines great lyrics and a dance beat with a rock backdrop.

– Amanda Virtanen

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