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. Watch below!
The song was produced alongside Tom Healy 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.
Encapsulating the New Zealand summer with ‘Shuggah Doom’s roaming rhythms and twinkling guitars, Soaked Oats currently on a 20 stop tour around Aotearoa/NZ, the band take a break and are en route to Australia for a five-date whistle-stop tour; their first Australian shows since February last year.
Soaked Oats – ‘Shuggah Doom’ Australian Tour
Fri 1st February
Open Bar, Melbourne (supporting Space Cabanara)
Sun 3rd February
Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne
Mon 4th February
The Phoenix, Canberrra
Wed 6th February
Rad Bar, Wollongong
Fri 8th February
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Thu 9th – Sat 11th May
The Great Escape, Brighton (UK)