Oak Release Fin EP; Call it Quits

Admittedly, this is old news, but a Bandcamp notice came in about now-defunct London four-piece Oak getting rid of the last of their merch and, well, I’d like to put this here if only to remind myself to include their final EP, Fin — gotta call it something — in my next Quarterly Review. The band had a decent run over the last half-decade plus, and stood out in a crowded London/UK scene while developing a sound of their own. They never quite got to a full-length, but worked well across short releases, three self-titled EPs and this last one. Good band, bummer they’re calling it a day, but so it goes.

Video and EP stream are below, and as noted, I’ll be reviewing it later. Hardly urgent if they’re not a band anymore, but I’d still like to get it in, just in case they reunite or something.

Here’s their announcement and that stuff:


“Fin” is out!

And with its release comes the end of Oak.

A big thanx goes out to everyone who has been involved in the band over the last six years, it’s been one hell of a ride.

Oak came together at the right time but now it’s time to take our final bows. We hope you enjoy our final EP, we think you will.

Check out the Beyond… music vid, it captures the band over the last six years and just about sums us up to a tee.

Lastly to the heavy music world, Keep buying tix, keep going to shows, keep buying merch, keep banging the nut, keep making awesome tunes and keep living and loving. We loved every minute. We will see you about again soon!


Alex De La Cour: Drums
Kevin Germain: Guitars, String Synths, Gang Vocals
Richard Morgan: Bass, Mellotron, Backing Vocals, Gang Vocals
Andy Valiant: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Spoken Words


Oak, Fin (2021)

Oak, “Beyond…” official video

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