Monday, 28 August 2017
New Music: Salt Ashes - Wilderness (Video)
If there’s one thing I know about Brighton’s Salt Ashes aka Veiga Sanchez is that the woman has exceptional taste. Of course, in reality ‘exceptional taste’ means ‘similar to mine’. On her Facebook page she lists her influences as Giorgio Moroder, Change, Daft Punk, Linstrøm, Todd Terje, Aphex Twin, Bjork, Depeche Mode, Kate Bush and Radiohead. That’s a very fine list. OK, I’m deducting half a mark for Radiohead, simply because since In Rainbows in 2007 Thom Yorke and co haven’t done anything that’s really moved me other than want to take a sh*t, but still 9.5 for musical compatibility is still very good.
It therefore comes as no surprise to find that Veiga’s own music gets my approval, particularly on racy new release Wilderness, a tune about the recklessness of love – falling deep and losing your mind. Imagine Kylie Minogue if she was still producing music that was relevant and club ready in 2017 and you wouldn’t be far off. Originally taken from Salt Ashes 2016 debut album, the song is now accompanied by a video that depicts the pushes and pulls of a relationship and how the cracks can show and then be covered again through that strange little four letter l-word.
If you're feeling Salt Ashes a bit more than you feel Radiohead, then may I recommend that you get down (the emphasis on getting down - bring your sparkly disco shorts) to Heaven in London on 6th December where Salt Ashes will be joining an excellent supporting bill to Femme that also includes Ronika and Elle Exxe. We can all have a dance then can't we?
Salt Ashes - Wilderness (Video)