Car Park Social are kicking off the post lockdown 2020 with a rocking split single release on the 14/08/2020. Wasting no time lost between COVID; drummer Jon having a baby; and lead guitarist Paul needing a full shoulder reconstruction after a surfing mishap, the band are firing up all cylinders.
The gritty garage rock of “Well With Me” blends into the road-trip groove of “10pm,” both very different but perfectly fitting in this split single release. A common theme links the two:
“As humans, we always desire things that when you really nut them down to their basics, hold no true value. And we do this without even thinking about the long-term implications of our decisions. I think we all are starting to acknowledge this in regard to the environment, but really it is a common theme throughout all aspects of our life: work; love; family; friends; pursuits,” lead singer Dan explains.
The split-single is just the start for Car Park Social. The band has locked in studio time again later in the year, with the much-awaited debut EP not far away. The band has grown exponentially in a couple short years, from humble beginnings at open mic sessions, to regular festival appearances (Blues at Bridgetown 2018 and 2019) and solid support roles: Michael Dunstan Album launch; Swamp Thing (NZ); Eugene Hideaway Bridges (USA)
Hailing from the West Australian town of Esperance, four-piece band Carpark Social know what it means to live on the states edge. Isolated and with a small population, Esperance musicians find themselves thrown into an interesting cauldron of musical ambition, with the resultant original bands a blend of individual influence, Carpark Social is no doubt one of these bands. So what’s in a name? You wouldn’t be mistaken in thinking that an element of the band’s sound is drawn from those hazy Summer afternoons, a cheeky beverage with the lads by the beach as the waves pass by, maybe it’s a laid-back attitude coupled with gritty song writing that captures the bands classic blues rock sound. You know the one, the sound that swims through the cracks and gravel of driveways and carparks throughout regional WA.
So who are our players, Carpark is fronted up by Dan Seinor, a quality songwriter with the voice and guitar chops to match, Paul Ricciardo your man of many talents either playing lead or saving your life in the ER. Jon Carlson on drums if he can’t talk you into loving Carpark Social nobody can and Scott White wrangling bass lines for days. Carpark Socials sound is unassuming, ridiculously honest and full of life, which is a direct reflection of the quality of the band’s members. If your renowned for getting down to a classic rock and roll sound, make sure to check them out.