Soaked Oats Release Sludge Pop EP
New Zealand's indie sludge-pop rockers Soaked Oats are on a high. After a massively successful summer tour of Australia and New Zealand and, having just returned from their UK tour, the band released today their much-anticipated EP Sludge Pop - both digitally and on limited edition 10″ multi-coloured vinyl via Dot Dash / Rhythmethod.
Soaked Oats also reveal today their most ambitious music video to date for release-day focus track, 'Don't Chew'. Of the song itself, lyricist Oscar Mein shares "Inspired by the line from Cormac McCarthy's ‘All the Pretty Horses' - "my daddy used to tell me not to chew on something that was eatin' you." A song intended as the exhale of the EP; digestion of what has been and a reminder never to get too caught up in thought cycles, especially when they become detrimental. "Spit it out and let it breathe a little while"."
The video was shot and directed whilst on their recent 20-date tour of the U.S. by friend and noted video creative, Jake Munro (Avantdale Bowling Club, Yukon Era, Marlin's Dreaming). Munro joined the band for a stretch of the epic journey on the 1980's R.V., Driftwood. to capture all of the footage.
Watch the video for 'Don't Chew' here.
Listen to Sludge Pop here.Back to Artist News