"Hunger's the Best Sauce is Lily Allen for adults." Howard Male (Independent On Sunday)
ďThis is the most exciting duo this side of Mars.Ē Coldcut
ďOne of the most inspirational bands of our time.Ē Lisa Stansfield
SaltPeter are Salena Godden and Peter Coyte: it comes as no surprise that their combined backgrounds, Salena from indigenous Jamaicans and Peter from East End Londoners, would make the strong, identifiable and rebellious sound they do; quintessentially British, very noughties and very naughty London.
With Salenaís spoken word and literary background (her memoir SPRINGFIELD ROAD is due to be published by HarperCollins next Spring) plus her recent collaborations with Ninja Tunes Coldcut, Alabama 3 and Simple Kid, and Peterís award-winning soundscapes for live performance and theatre, they combine their shared influences of rock, ska, breakbeat and dub (imagine a blend of The Specials, The Blockheads, Ween and Kate Bush); there was no way SaltPeter could be anything but a very unusual, very cerebral union.
Following up on their debut single Everybody Back To Mine, the forthcoming release Iím Not Gay But... is a kick-ass, tongue-in-cheek salute to the current trend of bi-curious ambiguity. Itís sexy, catchy, ska-influenced pop. B-side is the lascivious and salacious Your Wife... (See what we did there? I'm Not Gay But....Your Wife.) And adding a thumbs-up seal of approval is a formidable remix from Ninja Tunes Coldcut. Completing the package is the Iím Not Gay But... dvd, featuring Londonís most notorious drag-queen, superstars and superfreaks.
The album Hungerís The Best Sauce is the belly-rumbling of the skint, the scam, and the walk of shame, the morning after the night before and the fear of the night after that. Saunter with us through 7-day benders; laugh at one-night stands. Itís the overheard conversation in the pub toilets; itís a wink and a nudge, slap-and-tickle commentary of London nightlife.
The Saltpervert EP: Saltpeter Records
'Everybody Back to Mine' - October 2006
'I'm Not Gay But...' - October 2007
'Hunger's The Best Sauce' - October 2007