Hailing from sunny QLD, The Creases are four friends (Joe Agius, Jarrod Mahon, Aimon Clark and Gabe Webster), two of whom lived together in a rickety old share house in East Brisbane. On a random rainy night in, Joe and Jarrod got together and recorded their first track ‘Fun To Lose’, which was followed up by ‘I Won’t Wait’ just one week later. The songs rippled through the local scene and beyond, and saw influential UK label Rough Trade knocking on the bands’ door to release ‘I Won’t Wait’ on vinyl soon after. Support slots for Franz Ferdinand, PEACE, The Preatures and The Jungle Giants followed, both capitalising on and further fuelling the buzz surrounding the band.
2014 is already off to a ripping start for The Creases. They were selected by triple J to open Laneway Festival in Brisbane in Feb, they supported Drenge on their local dates that same month and also Shy Nature in the UK, in March they played SXSW and US shows, then took out the support slot for Jake Bugg’s Australian adventure in April. They‘ve since toured the UK again, performing at Liverpool Sound City, Live At Leeds and The Great Escape festivals. They also played Splendour In The Grass locally.
The Creases’ debut EP Gradient is out on July 25. Recorded with Simon ‘Berkfinger’ Berckelman (Philadelphia Grand Jury and Art Vs Science), Gradient is the sum of the band’s early creative toil. From the immediacy of the first single ‘Static Lines’ to the washed out noise pop of ‘How Long ‘Til I Know’ and ‘Fall Guy’, the chirpy ‘Do You Know Why’ and the EP’s title track, all songs reveal a diverse yet seamless first offering, showcasing the band’s impressive sonic talents.