Introducing one of the UK’s most exciting young bands: Sarpa Salpa use driving guitars alongside a wash of 80s synthesisers. They are already masters of the ear-worm, armed with infectiously catchy melodies and an underlying self-assured swagger.
Following a slew of impressive singles in 2019, Sarpa Salpa unleash their debut EP “Say Something” on Friday 3rd January 2020. A few weeks later, they head to Ramsgate for celebration.
This will be a vibey one, folks.
“Seeing them live reminded me of a young Catfish & The Bottlemen at The 100 Club – superb” – Steve Lamacq (6 Music)
Following a couple of low key Spotify releases Sarpa Salpa released “Smith” in October 2018 on both digital and vinyl format, picking up favourable reviews and gaining airplay on regional BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music. The band followed this up in February 2019 with “Casanova”. The track received multiple plays from BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq after seeing the band perform at Bedford Esquire’s as part of Independent Venue Week. “Casanova” went on to receive daily airplay on BBC Radio 1 after being selected as BBC Introducing Radio 1 Track of the Week in March, gaining favourable reviews from the DJ’s.
Sarpa Salpa released their latest single “Before It Goes Dark” in August 2019 which was included in the BBC Introducing Hotlist on the week of its release. The single took on a life of its own in the autumn months and was regularly played on BBC Radio 1 by Jack Saunders & Huw Stephens and on BBC 6 Music by Steve Lamacq & Chris Hawkins. The track also received plays from John Kennedy & Gordon Smart on Radio X before being added to the Evening Playlist in October & even made an appearance on Made in Chelsea.
“I’ve been loving this one recently – what a tune” – Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1)
“Each song bounces and dances around, never staying in one place. They’re an exceptionally fun band, which you can’t help but want to dance along to” – Indie Central Music
“Sounding great here on Radio 1, one of my favourites” – Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1)