Dunedin’s Soaked Oats chosen for The Great Escape

Press Release – The Label

Dunedin’s Soaked Oats chosen for The Great Escape (UK), Corona Tour (NZ) and release new single and video TODAY!After 24 months of touring and toiling, four piece kiwi band Soaked Oats release the first single ‘Shuggah Doom’ from their forthcoming EP! The single is accompanied by a music video that sneakily combines both literal and deeper meanings to the easy-going manoeuvres of the track. The song was produced alongside Tom Healy (Tiny Ruins, Jen Cloher, Miss June) at The Lab in central Auckland, and the video was shot by Jake Munro in the south Auckland Bombay Hills featuring the talented Roxie Mohebbi and Findlay Buchanan with a huge ensemble of interchangeable cast and crew.

Lyricist and lead vocalist, Oscar Mein, elaborates on the song, “The song was written as if writing a script, the video and song play with each other and is intended to make us look at how we narrativise our own lives and desire to have lives worth telling a story about. But how that’s kind of meaningless because it’s about the living and everyone trying their best to do that.

Punctuating the release came the rare invitation to play at UK’s well established music festival, The Great Escape in Brighton in May 2019 to which the band accepted with open arms and much gratitude.

Side bar – Anyone know a good booker up that way for some side shows?.

WATCH: SOAKED OATS – ‘SHUGGAH DOOM’
Director: Jake Munro
Encapsulating the New Zealand summer with ‘Shuggah Doom’s roaming rhythms and twinkling guitars, Soaked Oats deliver an extra six dates to their 13 stop tour around Aotearoa, spreading their slinky sludge pop across our shores with a mixture of festival appearances and headline shows. Nine dates deep into their New Zealand tour, the band are en route to the Land of Plenty (Australia) for a five-date whistle-stop tour.


Soaked Oats – ‘Shuggah Doom’ Tour



Feb 1st – Melbourne @ Open Bar (supporting Space Cabanara)

Feb 3 – Melbourne @ Grace Darling Hotel

Feb 4 – Canberrra @ The Phoenix

Feb 6 – Wollongong @ Rad Bar

Feb 8 – Sydney @ Oxford Art Factory

Presale tickets available via each venue, or via Facebook events.
Feb 16 – Christchurch @ Nostalgia Festival

Feb 17 – Oamaru @ Scotts Brewery

Feb 21 – Dunedin @ The Cook

Feb 23 – Kapiti Coast @ Coastella Festival

All Tickets from undertheradar
+ newly announced
Corona Sunsets Presents:

Friday March 8 – La Zeppa, Auckland

Saturday March 9 – Mangawhai Tavern, Coromandel

Sunday March 10 – Our Place, Tauranga

Friday March 15 – Fox Glove, Wellington

Wednesday March 27 – Fat Eddie’s, Christchurch

Thursday March 28 – Vault21, Dunedin

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May 9-11 – The Great Escape, Brighton (UK)

Bold colours and dancing beats cut nicely through the grizzly cold of the NZ winter, warming the bones with relevant words and pop/rock’n’roll rhythms.” – NZ Musician
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