A high summer special at Esquires as we welcome back Sarpa Salpa who return to the venue in support of their upcoming single “Before It Goes Dark”
The guys were last seen gracing the venue back in January as part of Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music visit to Esquires as part of Independent Venue Week. Their single at the time ‘Casanova’ picked up plays on 6 Music then a month later became BBC Introducing ‘Single of the Week’ on Radio 1 picking up plays on every show across the station.
The band have been busy playing gigs up and down the UK from Spring into Summer and they grace a few festival stages in July & August. As well an infinity of gigging the boys have also been holed up in the studio writing and recording new material of which the single is released in August and a further EP is due to drop in the Autumn.
Main support comes from Phantom Isle. Formed in 2017 in Northampton, now based in London – Dream Pop collective Phantom Isle are brothers Peter and Matt Marchant, Joshua Pullen, Jonny Longland and Sam Thorne, riding the wave of Neo-Psychedelia with catchy and infectious stadium choruses. The band officially opened Room 2 in June playing a storming set seeing them win over the Bedford crowd.
“Phantom Isle fill your ears with forceful melody, maddeningly moving and evocative, in their new tune ‘Four Walls’.
Dream pop dressed up in drama from start to finish… This song will alter your state for sure.” – Odd Nugget
“Absolutely amazing live band” – BBC Introducing in Northampton
Opening up proceedings are the fresh kids on the block as the venue welcomes back The Courts. From playing their debut show at Esquires the band have clocked up some great supports with FEET & Average Sex and clocked up some impressive regional shows. The band have just unleashed their first material on all streaming platforms with their tracks Focus & Ember Leaves. Already getting a few spins on BBc Introducing it looks like another local artist making some noise in the right direction.
Tickets are on sale now priced £5 advance from Seetickets online and available in person from Slide Record Stores // Esquires Bar // Mario’s Hair Design