What’s under the wrapping paper? Fear, paranoia, guilt and denial. It’s time to expose what we are sticking in the sand, and shoving under the carpet, or indeed, under the wrapping paper. It could also be a gift, a secret, something shameful, or something we’d rather not think about under there…
Under The Wrapping The Paper is the first single from Salad’s long-awaited new studio album, The Salad Way, set for release on August 30th.
Under The Wrapping Paper comes at you like a relentless post-punk stream of consciousness with a cheeky Motown beat. Marijne’s ‘conversational’ vocals are marinated with searing guitars and throbbing bass, with some impressionistic piano occasionally creeping in and out, from under the wrapping paper, of course.
The idea for the song 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”
Listen to ‘Under The Wrapping Paper’ – BELOW:
Exquisite new album The Salad Way will be released on CD and digitally. There will be a standard vinyl version and a highly covetable limited edition yellow vinyl version. Featuring 13 new tracks they are as follows:
1. You Got The Job
2. In The Dark
4. Your Face
5. Vadim’s Slipper
7. Welcome To My World
8. Don’t Expect Things Not To Be Scary
9. Under The Wrapping Paper
10. The Inside Of My Head
11. Wayward Thinking
12. Lovesick Energy
13. Time To Escape
Salad were formed in London, England in 1992 by Marijne van der Vlugt, Paul Kennedy, Pete Brown and Rob Wakeman. They released their hit debut album Drink Me in 1995 featuring singles Drink the Elixir and Motorbike to Heaven. Follow up Ice Cream (1997) was produced by Donald Ross Skinner, with Charley Stone joining as a live member in 1996. The original Salad parted ways in 1998 but made friends and returned in 2017 after Paul and Marijne started writing together again in 2016 and recorded an album with Donald under the name Salad Undressed. The current line up of Salad is: Marijne van der Vlugt (vocs/keyboards), Paul Kennedy (gtr/vocs), Pete Brown (bass), Charley Stone (gtr/vocs), Donald Ross Skinner (drums).
Salad will be performing at the Starshaped Festival shows at the these places:
31 Aug 2019 – Manchester O2 Ritz
7 Sept 2019 – Newcastle O2 Academy
14 Sept 2019 – Birmingham O2 Institute
21 Sept 2019 – London O2 Forum Kentish Town