MB Set: Saturday, Main Stage
Starkly juxtaposed with their quiet midland’s hometown of Northampton; Sarpa Salpa craft upbeat alt-pop bangers designed with the indie dancefloor in mind.
Formed by Marcus Marooth (vocals), George Neath (guitar), Ethan Whitby (bass) & Charlie Doe (drums) with Meg Amirghiasvand (synths) joining in 2019, Sarpa Salpa began playing regularly in their local venues before heading to almost every corner of the UK, amassing a loyal following of fans.
After positive reactions to their initial singles, including plays on BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio X and more, the band recorded the'Say Something' EP, which wa released in January 2020. Radio 1’s Jack Saunders made 'Say Something' his Next Wave track, and the band secured slots on the BBC Introducing Stage at The Great Escape and Hopscotch.
Their sophomore EP ‘A Feeling You Can’t Replace’ received more positive reactions, with ‘Forwards Backwards’ being played by BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders on his show for 12 weeks straight.
The upwards trajectory looks set to continue for a good while yet.