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Sarpa Salpa + Aaron Ellis on Saturday 26th October 2019
Alt-pop quartet Sarpa Salpa head to LiveBar for a headline show this October.
Sarpa Salpa are a 4-piece alt-pop band from Northampton.
Since their formation George (Guitar), Marcus (Vox / Guitar), Ethan (Bass) & Charlie (Drums) have beenmaking a lot of noise honing their live show. Taking influences from Foals, Tame Impala & Friendly Fires, Sarpa Salpa strive to create upbeat, danceable tracks with unexpected changes and hidden meanings.
The band headed into 2019 as ones to watch following a hectic year playing over 60 shows with 20 UK Festivals including The Big Feastival, Wilkestock, BBC Introducing Live & BLOGTOBER Festival all whilst still working their day jobs.
In October 2018 the band released their single SMITH on digital and 7” vinyl format, picking up favourable reviews and gaining airplay on regional BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio & BBC Radio 6 Music, sparking the interest and radio plays from both Steve Lamacq & Chris Hawkins.
Keen to capitalise on the groundwork created by SMITH and relentless gigging, the band kicked off 2019 with the release of “CASANOVA” in February. During the same week the band performed at Bedford Esquires as part of Independent Venue Week. Steve Lamacq attended the gig and subsequently played new single “CASANOVA” several times on his show on BBC 6 Music as well as interviewing the band on air, comparing the bands intense live show to a “young Catfish & the Bottlemen”.
A month later “CASANOVA” gained further recognition as BBC Radio 1 and made the track their BBC Introducing ‘Single of the Week’, an achievement relatively unheard of for unsigned bands. Sparking plays and positive feedback from the likes of Greg James, Matt Edmundson & Clara Amfo among others as well as bringing a whole new audience to the band. The band followed this up with packed out headline shows in April at Camden Assembly and Northampton’s 750 capacity Roadmender.
Returning to the studio in spring, Sarpa Salpa set about recording their new single “BEFORE IT GOES DARK” being unleashed on August 9th. The track tackles the frustration of not being able to stop the inevitable, and is one of the bands darker tracks to date.
Support from Aaron Ellis
Tickets £4 advance.
Music Genres: Indie
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