Artist info

Genre

Rock


Sounds like

Queens of The Stone Age, Ocean Alley, Franz Ferdinand


band members

Daniel Seinor Paul Ricciardo Scott White Jon Carlson


Influences

Led Zeppelin, Paul Dempsey, Tame Impala, Rolling Stones


Unearthed artists we like

King Stingray, XIII, Grand Casual


Website

carparksocial.com/

Bio

Hailing from the West Australian town of Esperance, four-piece band Car Park Social know what it means to live on the state’s edge. While the global pandemic was a challenging time for all, the band used this time to define their sound and refine their live show. Eased restrictions allowed Car Park Social to thrive with prime-time festival slots at Nannup Music Festival and WAMfest, as well as, launching their debut EP to a sold-out crowd at the Cannery Arts Centre.
Car Park Social’s self-titled EP provides a snapshot of the band’s sound and sense of social awareness. The influence of grunge cannot be ignored, and hints of psychedelia are scattered across the four tracks. While sonically diverse, the EP is drawn together with ‘crafty songwriting’ (Hayden Davies, Pilerats), and lyrically driven by the pressing issue of climate change. Motivated to create stronger connections in WA’s Goldfields region the band recorded the EP at the Historic Coolgardie Railway Station with Barefoot Bands (Drew Goddard, Brenton Meynell, and Chris Edmondson).
Coolgardie also provided a unique location to produce a music video (Jamie Sher) for the EP’s focus single ‘The Captain and the Queen’. Premiered on Pilerats the video brings to life the historic station and compliments a song which ‘builds up and winds down in really…intuitive ways,’ (Steph Hughes, Triple J Unearthed). In an age defined by uncertainty, Car Park Social will not promise answers, but intuition might be the next best thing. Exemplified by their captivating live performances, on stage the four members become a force of unassuming momentum and raw energy.

Review

Put It To Rest

Car Park Social

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

18 Jun 2021

Triple J
30

a slow burner that eventually heats right up and swallows you whole!

a slow burner that eventually heats right up and swallows you whole!

Review

The Captain And The Queen

Car Park Social

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

26 Feb 2021

Triple J
30

well i'm stinging for a road trip right now with this one on!

well i'm stinging for a road trip right now with this one on!

Review

The Captain And The Queen

Car Park Social

Review by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

25 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

Had me at that cruisey opening! This really locks in and rolls, its mellow but builds up and winds down in really nice intuitive ways. Great tones too. Thanks heaps CPS!

Had me at that cruisey opening! This really locks in and rolls, its mellow but builds up and winds down in really nice intuitive ways. Great tones too. Thanks heaps CPS!