Brighton-based singer Salt Ashes aka Veiga Sanchez, lover of UK electronic music, burst into the dance music scene with her signature dark songs and melodies with a zeitgeist club sound, inspired by Giorgio Moroder’s blend of disco and epic dark atmospheres.
Her success began from the offset with 2014 singles ‘Somebody’ and ‘If You Let Me Go’ reaching the Top 5 on both Billboard and the Music Week Dance Charts, as well as winning MTVU Freshman and MTV IGGY’s “Artist of the Week” for ‘If You Let Me Go’.
In 2015, Salt Ashes continued to build her unique blend of dark synth-pop with her single ‘Raided’, a Spotify fan favorite which also had support from BBC Introducing and was playlisted on BBC Radio 1Xtra. The singer also contributed her writing and vocal talents on label-mate Kristian Nairn’s single entitled ‘4Love’, and rising producer CRUELS’ single ‘Give It Up’, both of which received massive support worldwide.
The songstress released her self-titled debut album, produced by Daniel Fridholm (AKA Cruelty) and Rob Irving (House of Emeralds), on Friday, July 15, 2016. The album takes listeners on a journey through love, loss, heartbreak, finding and losing yourself. When asked to describe her debut album, Salt Ashes stated “The songs are like a magnifying glass into the past 5 years of my life, so I’m hoping people will get to know me and my mind a little better.” Drawing influences from Depeche Mode, Giorgio Moroder and AlunaGeorge, the debut album established Salt Ashes an exciting artist to watch in the electronic music scene.
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Salt Ashes followed up her debut album with the 2018 breakout singles, “Girls” and “Go All Out,” which were extremely well received by taste-makers, including The Line of Best Fit, Breaking More Waves and PressPLAY OK. Both singles were heavily supported by Spotify and appeared on playlists like Spotify’s UK/Italy Viral 50, The Pop List, and New Music Friday playlists? – leading to over 400,000 streams.
Her latest single, the emotionally charged anti-love song, “Don’t” was co-written with acclaimed UK singer-songwriter, Jon Allen during a studio session where they both ended up counselling each other about past relationships. Co-produced by Salt Ashes herself and Jonny Coote the single presents a lighter feel than her previous releases, with Salt Ashes’ luscious vocals taking center stage amidst a sparse and down-tempo production interspersed with warm synth melodies.
With stamps of approval from tastemakers such as The Guardian, Billboard, MTV, Attitude Magazine, NOISEY, Popjustice, Wonderland, CLASH, Missguided and BBC Radio (Introducing, Radio 1 & 1Xtra) as well as opening for artists such as Tove Styrke, Say Lou Lou, Alphabeat, Nimmo, Bright Light Bright Light and 80s pop sensation Tiffany, it’s clear to see Salt Ashes is on the verge of becoming a household name.