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Watch Soft Bait's Video For Debut Single 'Big'

Watch Soft Bait's Video For Debut Single 'Big'

Chris Cudby / Friday 3rd June, 2022 4:43PM

Tāmaki Makaurau's Soft Bait have made one heck of a splash with 'Big', the debut single from the new post-punk configuration of Patrick Hickley (Red Sky Blues), Josh Hunter, Ezra Simons (Earth Tongue, Red Sky Blues) and Cameron Mackintosh. With an entire album already in the can, recorded with Peter Ruddell (Wax Chattels, Sulfate) during the pandemic months of mid '21 onwards and featuring Louisa Nicklin on two tracks, Soft Bait brew up a volcanic, teeth-clenching sound on 'Big'. Having a music video maestro in the band certainly doesn't hurt none, as Simons has conjured into reality a deranged barroom scenario starring the group on grainy black and white Super8 film. Catch them live lurking beneath St. Kevin's Arcade in late June / early July, including a show with southern noiseniks Night Lunch and Koizilla, and prep your ears for more Soft Bait in the near future...

"The drive Soft Bait has is jaw-dropping. After the endlessly rescheduled recording sessions, the finished album only feels more resolute — and to have achieved something of this calibre without having played a show really highlights their focus.” — Peter Ruddell

Soft Bait

Thursday 23rd June – Sweet Treats Punk Night, Whammy Bar, Auckland
Friday 1st July – Lousia Nicklin, Wine Cellar Auckland w/ Louisa Nicklin*
Friday 22nd July – Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ Night Lunch & Koizilla*

*Tickets available HERE via UTR

'Big' is out now on major streaming platforms.


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Sweet Treats Punk Night #13
Thu 23rd Jun 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Louisa Nicklin w/ Soft Bait
Fri 1st Jul 8:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Nightzilla Vinyl Release Party
Fri 22nd Jul 8:30pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland