The Oogars - Waiting All Day (TES023)
About the Album
It's clear that The Oogars draw from a broad pallet, most obviously 50’s surf rock, Middle Eastern psychedelic and garage classics from across the eras. What the Oogars really shine at however, is their ability to tie their instrumental pastiche with dynamic, yet heartfelt vocals – dreamy at times, in-your-face and confronting at others.
The 'Waiting All Day' EP represents the transition the band endured, leaving behind uni degrees, societal expectations and previous lifestyles that weren’t serving them, to pursue something that spoke to their higher powers. The Oogars truly find their own enlightenment through making music and performing together.
“There’s an irony to the EP title as it feels like we have made listeners wait longer than expected for new music”, says bassist Emily. “Through the entire EP we wanted to encapsulate the shedding of our past lives and letting go of all that was before us and embracing what is to come and that ever changing cycle.”
With just a handful of singles under their belts since forming in 2018, The Oogars have performed extensively across Australia and Europe, gaining widespread recognition for their energetic and captivating live shows. After touring with some of Australia's best known acts such as The Babe Rainbow, Nice Biscuit and more recently, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, it's clear that the band have something special to offer.
The ‘Waiting All Day’ EP was recorded in Byron Bay with Jordan Power, who gave the songs their first mix before handing over to Rick Snowden, who added some final magic before mastering.
Released June 4, 2021
All songs written and
preformed by The Oogars
Engineered and mixed by Jordan Power
Additional mixing and
mastering by Rick Snowden
Album artwork by Emily-Grace Lawlor