Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

How many times have you been to CMJ Music Marathon?
This is our second run at CMJ. Well, in some ways it’s our 3rd as we saw a few shows at last years but did not play (just partied!).

What’s your favorite CMJ memory?
Gosh… I think our first run was 2006! My fav memory was seeing Tim Fite. We’d already been listening to and loving his CD. Anyways, we didn’t realise he was playing and then got a complete surprise.

How far did will you travel to get here?
Probably the farthest! All the way from Australia.

What’s your favorite NYC venue/snack joint/bar?
Too many! Iggy’s and Cake Shop on L.E.S. then Corner Bistro, Shake Shack, Fette Sau, Vanessa’s Dumplings and Baby Cakes! R.I.P. Mars Bar (best bar in the world).

Which other artists are you looking forward to seeing?
EMA, Dum Dum Girls, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ann Horse, Bleeding Knees Club, Guineafowl, John Steel Singers, Kate Miller-Heidke, Little Red, Twin Shadow, Turbo Fruits, We Are Scientists.

If you could be any type of sandwich what would you be and why?
A Reuben from Katz Deli!

The Grates will perform during CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival on Tuesday, October 18 at Cake Shop.