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Sonic Sisters Club #3 ft Marine / Market Place / Salsola


Friday, 31 May 2019


8pm to 11:55pm


For our 3rd instalment of Sonic Sisters Club we invite the ace Marine all the way from that there London, although singer Cara is no stranger to the wild badlands of the northeast coast having performed for PinDrop in the past... but coming back with her ace band supports to be confirmed.


Marine grew between the gaps in the concrete of the city, with four very different stories. Intuitive beats that make you want to move, bass hypnosis that playfully counters melody, with a deep love of contrast - two vocals which braid together over hooky guitar lines into a complex plait of old and new, understated and operatic, light and dark. The songs of Marine crystallised from mythology and fables, mingling with personal words and emotions to form tales of the ordinary and not ordinary. Their songs have referenced the underworld, Seal demons, mighty Kraken, werewolves, witches and gods.... even questioning the very nature of storytelling itself.

Marine have been running their own show in their own way, touring Europe and the UK quickly building a cult following in Berlin and London, flogging countless handmade CDs and artwork. Following dynamite shows at Secret Garden Party, Shambala and more, singles spun on BBC6, and highlighted in Major and Independent magazines along the way, momentum is building. They swim deeper into their concept and are proud to present their Debut album which was recorded at Grand Chapel Studios with a producer they greatly admire; Rob Ellis (Anna Calvi, PJ Harvey, Cold Specks). It is due for release in February 2018 through The Vinyl Factory.

What is so striking is how each girl's unique character brings surprising twists and turns into the music. The conviction of the sound they make live is both wild and elegant - four musicians who play straight to your gut from the heart.




"The lead singer’s impressive vocals complimented the bluesy riffs with thick bass lines in equal measure. Salsola are everything you want to see from an upcoming band, complete with strong melodies and guitar riffs which left the crowd in a brief daze." (Spotlight, November 2018).

Salsola are a punky, catchy, indie pop band hailing from the northeast of England.

Since Salsola formed in late 2017 they have gigged in venues around the north the most notable playing the Georgian Theatre for BBC Music and BBC Tees Introducing which was broadcast live on BBC Tees in May 2018. A recent review described Salsola's performance as, "Catchy pop songs with a punky edge, jangly guitars and a palpable energy, Salsola really blew the roof off the place." (Spotlight, October 2018)

The band shared a stage with The Van Ts and PINS during the first Last Train Home Festival in Darlington and are set to play the next instalment of The Songs From Northern Britain in Stockton in November.

Their Debut EP 'An Ordinary Thrill' was released on 2nd June 2018, with the first track 'Give Me Love' given multiple plays on BBC Tees introducing. The EP has a host of positive reviews from local music journalists.

"The emerging band have a knack for guitar driven pop; tender and with a nice tinge of retro indie rock, the EP draws on the best of the music they play live. The five tracks the EP offers up all bring something different to the table, so snap up your chance to hear them live and see for yourself what Salsola are all about." (NARC magazine, May 2018)

"‘An Ordinary Thrill’ takes us across a range of, relationship-based, questions and pop textures. Upbeat with ‘Give Me Love’ and ‘Sleepwalkers’, whilst more gentle in other places (standout track ‘Midnight’ and ‘Dreamers’) this is an interesting EP showcasing well combined musicology with searching vocals and interesting narratives." (Spotlight, May 2018)

Ticket links and details soon..