As they gear up for a huge tour of Australia and Aotearoa, Soaked Oats have shared a gorgeous music video for their single, “Pink Beach”.
“Pink Beach” is a collaboration with Ōtautahi multi-instrumentalist Motte, a highlight from the indie pop band’s excellent 2022 album Working Title. A furtively sweet track, it simmers with simple beauty, recalling the quiet elegance of Devendra Banhart on his 2013 album Mala.
It also sounded ideal to score a montage of idyllic beachfront scenes, which is what Soaked Oats have done on their newly released music video.
Filmed by Jake Mein – Oscar from the band’s brother – around West Coast spot Cape Foulwind, the video captures the beautiful scenery from sunrise to sunset. It’s a real family affair, with the pair’s father and Jake’s child featuring in the clip (Oscar also handled the editing).
There was a reason they chose that particular location. “Jake told me he wanted to make a video for this song, and it didn’t take much to see it taking place on the West Coast – an area we’re connected to via our Dad,” Oscar explains. “So I sent him over there with a limited amount of film, and the rule of shooting from sunrise to sunset, to create a visual ode to a place that is a part of him, a part of his father, and becoming a part of his children.”
As Oscar explains – and the hazy video certainly conveys – “there’s something in there between the sea, the sand, himself, his Dad, his child, and time.”
Oscar and the rest of Soaked Oats are about to embark on their Australia and New Zealand next month. Beginning in Brisbane on Friday, March 10th, the band will then visit eight cities before concluding the tour in Auckland on Saturday, April 1st (see full dates below). More information can be found via the band’s official website.
Soaked Oats’ Working Title is out now.
Soaked Oats 2023 Australia and New Zealand Tour
Friday, March 10th
Wooly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, March 11th
The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Sunday, March 12th
North Wollongong Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Friday, March 17th
Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Saturday, March 18th
Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday, March 19th
Mojos, Perth, WA
Friday, March 24 2023
Loons, Ōtautahi/Christchurch, NZ
Saturday, March 25 2023
Mayfair, Ōtepoti/Dunedin, NZ
Friday, March 31st
San Fran, Pōneke/Wellington, NZ
Saturday, April 1st
Hollywood Avondale, Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, NZ