Sarpa Salpa + Luna Blue + Sara
The Pad Presents…’Independent Venue Week’ show with
SARPA SALPA + LUNA BLUE + SARA
7pm, Friday 31st January – The Green Door Store, Brighton
Tickets £6 advance / *Over 18’s only*
Following a trio of impressive singles in 2019 Sarpa Salpa unleash their debut EP “Say Something” on Friday 3rd January 2020. 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 5 track closes with an acoustic rendition of their former BBC Introducing Radio 1 Track of the Week “Casanova” from earlier in 2019.
Marcus, George, Ethan & Charlie have recently been joined by Meg on Keys bringing in another layer to the live show, the band take EP on the road around the for a run of dates in Jan & Feb.
SAY SOMETHING // LOST TIME // PARALYSED // BEFORE IT GOES DARK // CASANOVA (ACOUSTIC)
Following a couple of low key Spotify releases Sarpa Salpa released “Smith” in October 2018 picking up airplay on regional BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music following 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” then 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.
In August the band dropped the darker single “Before It Goes Dark” which was included in the BBC Introducing Hot-list on the week of its release. The single took on a life of its own in the autumn months picking up numerous plays BBC Radio 1 by Jack Saunders & Huw Stephens as well as further support 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.
“Seeing them live reminded me of a young Catfish & The Bottlemen I saw at The 100 Club a few years ago – superb”
Steve Lamacq – BBC 6 Music
“I’ve been loving this one recently” “What a tune”
Jack Saunders – BBC Radio 1
“Sounding great here on Radio 1, one of my favourite tracks from the uploader recently”
Huw Stephens – BBC Radio 1
Special Guests: LUNA BLUE
After the wake of releasing their hit single ‘Tropical’ in early 2019, Luna Blue set out to make their mark in the UK music scene. After graduating from the university of Chichester in 2017 (where Luna Blue begun)
Tom, Ryan, Seb & Nick then moved to Brighton to break through into the live music scene.
Having played live sets on BBC Kent and BBC Introducing The South in 2017 and 2018 along with performing along side a 30 piece orchestra (with music arranged for the band by bassist Nick Davie) in both 2016 and 2017, Luna Blue have continued to play numerous sold out shows and write bigger tunes while working very closely with Music Producers Guild Breakthrough Producer of the Year Award nominated Matthew Parisi.
“Luna Blue played a powerful BBC Introducing Live Lounge session for us. We picked them for their strong song writing, hooky melodies and atmospheric arrangements.” Melita Dennett (BBC Introducing)
Having just released their stunning debut single ‘Little Nerves’, Sara Music will be joining Sarpa Salpa on some select dates in early 2020.
Taking inspiration from artists like Frank Ocean, Sufjan Steven’s and Bon Iver, Sara’s music is inherently melodic, but she utilizes unusual arrangements and displays of lyrical vulnerability, touching on themes of mental health, loneliness and sexuality.
The single ‘Little Nerves’ has been picking up radio support from RADIO 1 & Radio X.
We’re expecting big things from the 23 year old multi-instrumentalist, make sure you make it in for her set.
Listen >> https://tinyurl.com/ukoh9hy
Tickets online from Seetickets £6 advance / over 18’s only.