With a touch of Lou Reed in its insouciant laid-back dry observational style, the new single ‘Something’ from Ōtepoti/Dunedin four-piece Soaked Oats is a delicious track imbued with a laconic easy style and a huge dollop of panache. Of course, Dunedin has a storied history in producing the very best in indie fare, and clearly Soaked Oats are coming from a very fine stock.
There is a dreamy, almost hallucinogenic haze to the delivery, cool and louche.
Drummer Conor Feehly recalls the recording sessions, saying ‘Something’ was definitely the fastest song to come together. Lyricist and vocalist Oscar Mein agrees, adding the lyrics were “downloaded” to him whilst going for a run in Haast.
The track comes with a rich luscious video directed by director, Martin Sagadin (Aldous Harding, Tiny Ruins, Marlon Williams), soaked in Bacchanalian excess:
‘Something’ comes off Soaked Oats’ new album ‘Working Title’ which is due out on 18 November through Dot Dash / Remote Control Records. Coinciding with the album release will be the one-off, album release party at The Curtin in Melbourne on Thursday 17 November.
You can pre-order the album here and through the link below.
Feature Photograph: Mark Barber