Sarpa Salpa + Elijah Miller +Baby Lung + Krankhead
SARPA SALPA + full supporting line up TBC
7pm Friday 27th December, The Roadmender, Lady’s Lane, Northampton
Sarpa Salpa return to the Northampton Roadmender on Friday 27th December for a special Christmas date to wrap up 2019 following their main room show on Easter Sunday earlier in the year
Since their formation George (Guitar), Marcus (Vox / Guitar), Ethan (Bass) & Charlie (Drums) have been making 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 debut 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” which was unleashed on August 9th and has already been picking up play on BBC Radio 1 / Radio 6 / Amazing Radio & playlisted by Radio X. The track tackles the frustration of not being able to stop the inevitable, and is one of the bands darker tracks to date.
Support comes from:
An unparalleled live performer, the last 18 months has seen Elijah sell-out his London headline debut at The Dublin Castle as well as packed out festival performances at 2000 Trees, The Ampthill Festival, Daxtonbury and a stage headline in his hometown at the Bedford River Festival. His single ‘Alfred Benson’ has now passed 160,000 streams with no signs of slowing down.
With influences from blues to jazz to hip-hop, Baby Lung create unique songs with moody feels that spans genres. Tailor made for those smokey, dim-lit atmospheres in chic clubs.
Mio Flux and Patchy, The Rockstar are KRANKHEAD. A producer/rapper duo that bring the party and energy to every stage. Mixing guitars, 808s and catchy flows to get anyone on their feet. The duo proudly played The Great Escape Festival 2019 under the new duo name (KRANKHEAD) and new music under the name is nearly ready for lift off.
Tickets are on sale now priced at £6.00 advance from Seetickets & The Roadmender website.
Tickets are on sale from 9am from Friday 30th August priced £6 advance from Seetickets & The Roadmender website