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March 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm



Following a run of impressive singles in 2019 Sarpa Salpa released their debut EP “Say Something” on Friday 3rd January 2020.
The lead track of the same name; “Say Something” sees the band crank up the tempo and return to their indie dancefloor roots with a stomper of a synth powered banger which has had crowds at their live shows hooked from the opening bars.

The EP also features fan favourites “Lost Time” and “Paralyzed” as well as successful recent single “Before It Goes Dark” best described as “brilliant pop for the next generation” (Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music). The 5 track closes with an acoustic rendition of their BBC Introducing Radio 1 Track of the Week “Casanova” from earlier in 2019.

The single has already again picked up massive support across BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music and the band have taken the EP out on the road with a string of dates around the UK.

“Seeing them live reminded me of a young Catfish &The Bottlemen I saw at The 100 Club a few years ago – superb” –
Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music)

“Sounding great here on Radio 1, one of my favourite tracks from the uploader recently”
Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1)

“Great British pop for the next generation”
Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music)

“Big hitting early Editors feel to this. Groove very much is at the heart and DNA of this band, you will be moving non-stop throughout the whole EP’’ Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1)


We are a five-piece pop band BASH! formed in Southampton in the year 2018, when the reincarnated souls of fallen heroes were drawn together by the power of destiny, music and University. Amongst the heroes is the lead singer Amanda Bashmakova who is tall as the Latvian pine with an abundance of energy in her vocals and on stage. Miles Hobbs, the bass player in the band, clashes with Amanda on stage with unwieldy bass swings. Joe Burgess, the one and only guitar handler in the band has a pedal board that can produce sounds both possible and impossible in our current realm and can only be understood by NASA. Alongside him is percussion boy Angus McIntyre, a chaotic neutral character who enjoys connecting wires to his kit whilst generously providing permanent hearing damage to the rest of the band. Last but by no means least is, John Burdfield who owns the best hair in the band AND a Synth.

Tickets are on sale now from Seetickets priced £6.50 and can be bought in person from Esquires Bar // Slide Record Store // Mario’s Hair Design


March 14, 2020
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Bedford Esquires
60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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