premiere: the creases “gradient” ep stream

The Australian indie pop band gives us an early listen…

by Christian Lavery

Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, The Creases are paused and ready to release their debut EP Gradient, which officially drops this Friday via Liberation Music. But in all honesty, once we heard the five-track project headlined by their latest single “Static Lines,” we didn’t want to have to wait that long to share it with the world. So…we’re not.

Bringing you Gradient two days early, the indie pop foursome flawlessly meshes the likes of energetic guitar melodies and fulfilling vocals through a good mix of songs that really show off the band’s abilities. We’re glad we got to bring you the first listen, so hit play below, and see what the guys themselves had to say about the EP as well.

Can you talk a bit about your debut EP?We recorded it in between shows with Simon Berckelman from Philadelphia Grand Jury. We honestly thought an EP would be serious business but it was finished so quickly. Each song was recorded all together like it was live, which wasn't what we expected at all, but we're pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Was there any major influences you pulled from while putting it together?We were listening to a lot of The Pastels and Slowdive around the time of the recording. All the songs were written pretty quickly as we had a tour booked and needed to fill out a set, so they're all a big mishmash of influences and ideas.

Can you speak on the process of putting it all together?Simon was really set on capturing the feeling of a live show. He spent so much time experimenting with different recording techniques that we never would've considered. It was the first time we'd been in a real studio but it was really cool!

What do you want your fans or anyone that listens to get out of it?I guess it'd just be cool to have people like it! We weren't really trying to make any influences too apparent or invoke any emotions, we just wanted to make songs we would like and hopefully some other people like too.

Is there anyone you would love to collaborate with or share the stage with?It would be insane to share the stage with The Cure or Slowdive. Collaborating with David Byrne or Nigel Godrich would be a dream come true, though.

What else can we expect from you guys in the near future? Anything we should look out for specifically?We're hoping to get an album out early next year. We've just been trying to push ourselves to make as much music as possible. Additionally, we want to keep touring and playing fun shows and meeting cool people!