Woodlock Share New EP, ‘Bermuda Sea’
August 5, 2022 BY Jason Currell
The New Zealand and Australian-born trio known as Woodlock, featuring brothers Zech Walters (guitar/vocals), Eze Walters (guitar/vocals), and friend Bowen Purcell (drums,) share their new EP Bermuda Sea. To celebrate the EP release, Woodlock is finally coming back on tour after taking a long break from playing live and will bring a completely brand-new live experience to the fans with an entirely different format. The ‘Bermuda Sea EP Tour’ will kick off at Melbourne’s Gasometer Hotel on August 12th and the band will also play in Brisbane, Sydney, and Adelaide in the following weeks. The group’s live performance has changed significantly since their tour in 2016 from just an acoustic set up to a full band stage set up exploring new sounds.
Woodlock’s collection of new songs on Bermuda Sea were created during Covid, battling with scheduling conflicts, the theme across this EP is the feeling of overall yearning. The desire to travel to new places, meet new people, and realizing what’s missing once it’s taken from you. “Bermuda Sea,” the title track from Bermuda Sea, is a musical interpretation of what it’s like to be going through a quarter-life crisis.
Zech and Eze Walters share, “It’s about feeling lost amongst your peers after listening to so much great music and struggling with the idea that we couldn’t measure up or stand out, it’s about being intimidated by the process of creation and the place we hold within the wider musical narrative. But the chorus is where we find our focus and says, “I refuse to give up and drown in it all.” It was a strange headspace but one that allowed us to understand we always have something to offer if we just give ourselves the chance.”
Eze Walters shares on the exciting ‘Bermuda Sea EP Tour’ announcement, “We are really looking forward to going on tour, playing new music for people and just getting out on a bit of an adventure. Our best songs have always been written while out on the road so look forward to the new song ideas to come out of it.”
WOODLOCK TOUR DATES:
Friday 12 Aug – Melbourne VIC, The Gasometer Hotel
Friday 26 Aug – Brisbane QLD, It’s Still A Secret
Friday 2 Sep – Sydney NSW, The Vanguard
Saturday 10 Sep – Adelaide SA, Grace Emily