Crepes take us through their favourite Melbourne parks
Melbourne band CREPES is much more than a flash in the pan. Emerging onto the scene at a time where perhaps the sound was a little saturated, the band have showed they can stand the test of time, churning out dreamy pop songs that just get better and better. Since the arrival of their debut EP in 2015, Crepes has shown it’s so much more than your quaint indie band, opting to work hard together to craft beautiful songs and really capitalise on their potential to become one of the most exciting acts in Australia right now.
Sitting somewhere between surfy/indie rock and shimmering dream pop, albeit a cliche, Crepes refuses to be pigeonholed. Their previous works serve as a rich, sonic tapestry of influences from everyone including DEVO, Cass McCombs and Mac DeMarco, with their own styles added in for unique flair. After years of honing this sound, they’re now ready for their big moment: the release of their debut album. Titled Channel Four, it’s an exploration of being young in all its gruelling glory, examining everything from young love and lost relationships, to self-doubt and ambition and more.
Lead singles ‘Sexyland’ and ‘Mild Conversation’ have already proved hits with fans new and old, and with the release of Channel Four, Crepes is set to only further cement this love. To get to know them a little better, the band took us through their favourite parks in Melbourne, all of which, coincidentally, would be the perfect settings to listen to the new Crepes album.
This parkland surrounds a section of the Darebin creek and is near Alphington station. Originally a tip site many years ago, it is now beautiful conserve with an impressive array of native flora. It’s my favourite place to go in Melbourne to admire Melbourne’s natural habitat, also a great spot to kick the footy or walk the dog. (Jackson)
Fitzroy gardens have an incredible picturesque conservatory that is well worth the visit. It has an amazing array of colours and blooms all year round. It’s also close to Melbournes CBD, and can be used as a great escape from the big smoke. (Jackson)
My favourite place nearby to walk my dog Biddy and kick the footy. Its a pretty creek-side oasis that makes you forget you’re just a couple of KM’s from the city. I’m always making friends with other dog owners here, sometimes enemies because my dog is a naughty little shit. (Tim)
Known recently for its infamous new years celebrations, where thousands of people crowded for an illegal new years party leaving tons of rubbish. ‘Eddy Gardens’ is a beautiful gathering spot where people from Melbourne’s inner north swarm as soon as the smallest bit of sunshine arrives. Its got b-ball courts and the ‘Fitzroy Bowls’ skate park. (Tim)
Close to the CBD so a good central meeting point. Its another pretty park with beautiful tree’s and the very nice Royal Exhibition Building in the middle of it.(Tim)
Crepes‘ debut album Channel Four is out October 20 via Spunk Records and vinyl via Deaf Ambitions.
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