Track Of The Day: Salad – ‘Under The Wrapping Paper’

Having been going their separate ways for nearly twenty years, in 2017 ’90s band Salad were offered a festival date and soon reformed to start recording new material. Now, they’re set to release a long-awaited new album next month and have shared the first taste of what we can expect from it.

Exposing what we are sticking in the sand, and shoving under the carpet, ‘Under The Wrapping Paper’ is propelled by a gritty, post-punk energy and whirring scuzz as catchy hooks and tongue-in-cheek deadpan vocals build to a jangly fusion of sounds. A unique, euphonic delight, this new single sees Salad return to fine form, proving they’re still capable of pushing boundaries with a distinct, vibrant spirit.

The idea for ‘Under The Wrapping Paper’ came to founder member and guitarist Paul Kennedy in a rush of inspiration one day as he popped out to buy a cheap T-shirt: “I worry about child labour / But I needed a T-shirt  / Put it in a paper bag / You can recycle that later.” 

The Salad Way, the upcoming album, is out 30th August on Three Bean Records. Salad will be playing at Starshaped Festival:

31st August – Manchester, O2 Ritz
7th September – Newcastle, O2 Academy
14th September – Birmingham, O2 Institute
21st September – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Photo Credit: Tim Topple

Track Of The Day: Salad – ‘The Selfishness Of Love’

Having been going their separate ways for nearly twenty years, in 2017 ’90s band Salad were offered a festival date and soon reformed to start recording new material.

Of the new material, latest track ‘The Selfishness Of Love’ is the first song they recorded all together, and it showcases a band at the top of their game, despite their time apart. Filled with the scuzzy whirr of guitar and racing uptempo beats, it flows with soaring sultry vocals and swirling jangly melodies as nostalgic ’90s vibes ooze alongside a fresh, gritty energy. An instantly infectious, uplifting indie anthem, with this latest offering, Salad have proved they’re still capable of pushing sonic boundaries with a distinct, vibrant spirit.

‘The Selfishness Of Love’ is out now, and we can’t wait to hear more new material from this crisp, revived band. And, if you get there quickly, you may still be able to catch Salad live tonight at Islington O2 Academy along with GIHE faves Colour Me Wednesday.

Mari Lane
@marimindles