The Grates guitarist John Patterson spoke with Time Off magazine about how success has changed things for him in his Brisbane hometown. “I’m still hated by all of my friends, and it kinda feels exactly the same,” he admits, about each return home. “It only feels weird when, like, sometimes when we all go out at the same time to go get something to eat, and then someone yells out from a car, ‘You suck!’. One time it was, ‘I just bought your album!’ and then, ‘The Grates suck!’. But yeah, I don’t notice anything different unless we play a show.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.