Sarpa Salpa return with latest single from forthcoming EP

Another Life is out this week and will feature on the band’s new EP which is released next month.

Sarpa Salpa's new single Another Life is out on February 12.
Sarpa Salpa's new single Another Life is out on February 12.

Alternative pop five-piece Sarpa Salpa release their new single Another Life tomorrow.

The track is the latest to be taken from the band's sophomore EP which is due out next month.

Written, rehearsed and recorded over some intermittent regional lockdowns, battling studio and rehearsal room closures, the tracks were finally finished just before the UK closed down for the third time in December.

Drummer Charlie Doe said: “Another life tackles the idea of being completely head over heels in love with somebody, devoting everything to them.

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    “However, despite the warning signs, you cannot bring yourself to admit that your love is unrequited, your optimism outweighing what you know - that you’ll never quite have the love you’re giving reciprocated.”

    Northants based Sarpa Salpa are singer Marcus Marooth, guitarist George Neath, synth player Meg Amirghiasvand, bassist Ethan Whitby and Doe.

    They kicked off 2020 with the release of their debut EP Say Something and managed to sneak in a 10-date tour in February just before coronavirus struck.

    Despite missing out on several major festival opportunities including a BBC Introducing slot at the Great Escape Festival, Sarpa Salpa continued to grow against the odds with the release of the disco tinged Forwards Backwards and indie banger Stick to What You Know scoring them a slot at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend virtual festival.

    The singles continued Sarpa Salpa’s run of radio success with extensive support from BBC Introducing, Radio X and BBC 6 Music as well as BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders who gave the band 2 Next Wave features and crowning Forwards Backwards track his Tune of the Week in June, consistently playing the band on his show for 12 weeks straight.

    This national radio exposure attracted the attention of the Student Radio Association who added both tracks to their curated Spotify Student’s Union and Deezer Campus Sounds playlists in addition to their official playlist for more than 100 University radio stations around the UK.

    The SRA further showed their support for the band placing them in their ‘Student Radio Association Class of 2021’ indicating their continued support over the coming year on the huge network of student radio stations alongside the likes of Inhaler, Martha Gunn, Arlo Parks, Kenny Hoopla and Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard.

    Sarpa Salpa ended 2020 on a high in the form of a grant from the PPL Momentum Music Fund in December.

    This grant, supported by PRS Foundation, PPL, Spotify UK, Creative Wales, and Arts Council Northern Ireland has enabled the band to continue to progress by funding the recording, mixing, mastering and promotion of their sophomore EP.

    Additionally, this funding will back the release of the EP on vinyl and help the band promote the release through a series of live dates in 2021 both socially distanced and hopefully as regular gigs towards the end of the year.

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