Indie rock meets 90s nostalgia perfect for people who like driving with the windows down singing at the top of their lungs, even at the traffic lights.
Carpark is the band you didn’t know you needed. Born out of lockdown, Scottie, Loda and Hattie have spent the past year writing about everything that hurts and frustrates them, from love and climate grief, to missing the taste of warm beers on tour. Nineties nostalgia runs through their veins and sound, with undertones of grunge and snippets of mellow pop. Their recent releases, ‘Warm Beers’, ‘Countdown from Ten’ and ‘Don’t Know Why We Met’ have secured them a slot supporting Lauran Hibberd on tour around the UK this October.
Carpark are Scottie (vocals & bass) Hattie (guitar) and Loda (drums). We all live in London and Hattie is from Camden. Loda is from Belfast and Scottie is from Shrewsbury. We played our first gig together last weekend, but we’ve all been performing and playing our instruments since we were in single digits.
Q & A.
DESCRIBE YOUR BAND MEMBERS IN ONE SENTENCE?:
Band Member 1: Scottie: Three mates drinking warm beers and making music they wish they had growing up
Band Member 2: Loda: A soundtrack for the end of the world
Band Member 3: Hattie: The indie/rock band at the end of a teen movie
Avril Lavigne, Weezer, The Goo Goo Dolls
SHARE WITH US AN INTERESTING ANECDOTE ABOUT ONE OF YOUR SONGS.
We wrote ‘Warm Beers’ as a bit of a laugh and wasn’t meant to be a single or even a full song, it didn’t have the chorus for ages but then in rehearsals one day the chorus just came and it became the song it is now. It’s about missing the unglamorous side of touring life, from eating burgers for breakfast and rude sound engineers to the taste of warm beers.
IF YOU WERE TO BE AN ANIMAL, WHICH WOULD IT BE?
Hattie : Dog
YOU ARE SENT TO MARS, NO CHECK-IN BAGGAGE, AND YOU CAN TAKE ONE RECORD – WHICH ONE?
Fidlar- Almost Free
YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC VENUE IN THE U.K.?
The Key Club – Leeds. The North just hits different.
WE ARE PROUDLY SUBCULTURE-INSPIRED. HOW ABOUT YOU?
Being females playing guitar music we don’t exactly fit into what’s popular right now, but it doesn’t matter. There’s so much pressure on people to fit into a certain box at the minute. We want to appeal to teenagers that don’t fit into the Love Island culture of Gen Z and show people you don’t need to follow trends you can just be yourself.