Sarpa Salpa release their new EP, “Say Something”
Following a trio of impressive singles in 2019, Sarpa Salpa unleash their debut EP “Say Something”. The lead track of the same name, “Say Something” sees the band crank up the tempo and return to their indie dance-floor roots with a stomper of a synth powered banger which has had crowds at their live shows hooked from the opening bars. The EP also features fan favourites “Lost Time” and “Paralysed” as well as successful recent single “Before It Goes Dark” best described as “brilliant pop for the next generation” (Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music).
The five track EP closes with an acoustic rendition of their BBC Introducing Radio 1 Track of the Week “Casanova” from earlier in 2019. Marcus, George, Ethan and Charlie have recently been joined by Meg on Keys bringing in another layer to the live show, the band take the EP on the road for a run of dates in January, February and beyond at venue near you.
Northampton’s Sarpa Salpa have gone from strength to strength playing over 120 shows and 30 festivals across the UK and Europe including Neverworld, The Big Feastival, Wilkestock and BBC Introducing Live, supporting the likes of Flyte, No Hot Ashes, Hotel Lux and Thyla along the way. 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. The band toured the single around the UK, culminating in a packed hometown headline show at Northampton’s 750 capacity Roadmender.
Sarpa Salpa released their last 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 and Huw Stephens and on BBC 6 Music by Steve Lamacq and Chris Hawkins. The track also received plays from John Kennedy and Gordon Smart on Radio X before being added to the Evening Playlist in October and even made an appearance on Made in Chelsea.