Soaked Oats Release Sludge Pop EP

June 14th 2019

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.

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