Brighton-based babe Salt Ashes is the latest artist on our radar and her electro tracks are quickly becoming faves on our playlist. We caught up with her to chat fave gigs, dream collaborations and current Insta stalking…
Tell us about yourself…
I’m Salt Ashes, an electronic/pop artist from Brighton. You’ll usually find me in black, drinking gin in the corner of a crowded room waiting for the right time to pounce.
What 5 travel essentials can’t you live without on tour?
Lip balm, ear plugs, a huge scarf, headphones, phone.
Your videos are amazing, what’s the inspiration?
Thank you. Initially the ideas or, at least, the vibe will come from the song itself. They each inspire some kind of feeling in me, whether it’s passion, love, fun… from that I will build my ideas. I do take a lot of my visual and lyrical inspiration from photography, contemporary dance and people surrounding also.
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?
NAO – Such a talented, down to earth person.
What’s the best gig you have ever played?
It would have to be my Album launch party at Birthdays, London last July. It was the first proper headline that I’d played and with a sold out crowd the energy in there was insane. It was also a fulfilling moment in my career having just released my debut album.
What’s on the agenda for 2017?
More writing, more releases and hopefully a tour.
Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
Alex Turner of The Arctic Monkeys – He’s a lyrical and songwriting genius!
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
They’re both a form of expression really through which you can let go of yourself and truly be yourself.
What’s your favourite music video?
Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Sacrilege
What gets you hyped for a gig?
Knowing there’s a crowd out there who you’re about to take on a journey.
Who did you listen to growing up?
Change, Madonna, The Spice Girls, Pearl Jam.
Who’s your biggest musical inspiration?
I don’t have just one I’m afraid – Giorgio Moroder, Madonna, Daft Punk.
What’s your guilty pleasure most played track?
Guilty Pleasure – Bruno Mars 24k Magic but my most played is “Get Free” – Major Lazor
Last album you listened to all the way through?
Haelos – Full Circle
What track gives you goosebumps?
Warm by S.G Lewis
What’s your spirit animal?
What emoji best describes you?
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
Nadia Lee Cohen & Alanna Pearl
What makes you laugh?
People attempting to do bad accents & FRIENDS the tv show
What’s your secret addiction?
Coats and jackets. I have too many to fit in my room and house.
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
What would your superhero power be?
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Opened my eyes
Tell us something weird about yourself…
I look and smile at people on the tube. I don’t think it’s weird but apparently it is.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Haelos, Tennis, Frances & The Lights, Frank Ocean
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
M.I.A – Borders
What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
If you were a Spice Girl which one would you be?
What do you love about Missguided?
Shopping needs to be easy for me and the misguided website makes searching and buying clothes simple. There’s always new and exciting stock too so there’s always something I want.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
An oversized jacket
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
A hoody, an oversized jacket and underwear.
Who is your style icon and why?
Patti Smith, Lykke Li, MØ
Where do you get your fashion inspiration?
Instagram or just people watching on the streets
What best describes your style?
Sleek urban with a kiss of 90’s.
What’s your favourite fashion trend and why?
The Choker – Just love how it frames the neck.
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
My stylist – Jaime Jarvis
You can only wear one outfit for the rest of the year, what is it?
A black round hat, oversized low-cut t-shirt, oversized jacket, choker, ripped skinny black jeans, chunky heeled black boots.
Which city has the best fashion?
Wanna know more? Follow Salt Ashes on Insta @saltashes
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