Sarpa Salpa drop most anthemic single yet ‘Before It Goes Dark’

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Now onto their fifth single, indie quartet Sarpa Salpa has just dropped what is their most anthemic single to date; ‘Before It Goes Dark’.

The Northampton-based boys follow up their most played single ‘Casanova’ with a song that is darker, bolder and more sophisticated. It outlines the frustration of not being able to stop the inevitable, and is certainly their darkest to date.

In the mists of recording their debut EP George (guitar), Marcus (vocals/guitar), Ethan (bass) & Charlie (drums) have been smashing the live shows out of the park with upbeat, danceable tracks with unexpected changes and hidden meanings. We’re told to expect the EP before the end of the year.

Taking influences from pop/rock giants Foals, Tame Impala & Friendly Fires, Sarpa Salpa have been tirelessly working to refine their sound and with the newest release, they are ever so close to their true potential. Keen to capitalise on the groundwork created by ‘Smith’ and relentless gigging, the band kicked off 2019 with the release of ‘Casanova’ in February.

Steve Lamacq attended their Independent Venue Week show at Bedford Esquires which led to BBC Radio 6 airplay and an interview on air. The new single has also been added to The Indie Playlist. Follow it to discover the newest releases every Friday.

 

SARPA SALPA ON THE ROAD…

Friday 16th August: Esquires, Bedford
Sunday 29th Spetember: Castlefest, Luton
Saturday 5th October: Dials Festival, Portsmouth
Friday 27th December: The Roadmender, Northampton

Good

  • Bold and anthemic
  • Funky guitar pop

Bad

  • Needs small refinments

Summary

'Before It Does Dark' is a song that is darker, bolder and more sophisticated. It outlines the frustration of not being able to stop the inevitable, and is certainly their darkest to date.
8.2

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