Late 2019 indie-pop band Sarpa Salpa released their debut EP called ‘Say Something’ with over 500 people in attendance at the release party. Their lead single as the title track which was received with rave reviews. Now, in May 2020 they have released a gem of a song called ‘Forwards Backwards’. This song is catchy and unique. I love the lead vocals, a great sound and they really express the emotions of the song. The music is full of variation with a Japanese influenced intro to driving drums and a catchy chorus.
Sarpa Salpa planned this song to be released at the same time as the Great Escape Festival which would have been a great way to introduce their amazing sound to new listeners. However with COVID 19 that was not meant to be. Making the most of the lockdown the band were able to create isolation music videos that had fans singing along with their songs as well as frontman Marcus Marooth running some Seclusion Sessions that incorporated fundraisers for worthy causes such as regional music venues & the NHS.
‘Forwards Backwards’ is the first song that they have worked as a 5 piece band with the addition of Meg on keyboards. With the combination of talented musicians, their overall sound is incredible. With only 18 months together under their belt, Sarpa Salpa has a great promising future ahead of them.
Take a listen to ‘Forwards Backwards’ and add it to your fav playlist. I am certainly are!
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