“Boxcar” forms part of SALT’s upcoming new album “Fairytale On Fire” and encapsulates adventure, momentum and a love of freedom. Inspiration was taken from Leon Ray Livingston (a famous hobo author) after Sharon, SALT's vocalist, researched travellers due to her Romany heritage. After jamming with a country-punk riff, Sharon wrote a song about Livingston’s life and the track took its name from the boxcars he and his fellow travellers used.
Based in Edinburgh, SALT are a four-piece alternative post-punk pop band and are made up of Sharon Woods (vocals), Simon Kettles (bass), Robin Woods (guitars) and James King (keys & drums). The band formed off the back of a Christmas present for Sharon and Robin’s adopted son Jamie (now James); a jam with Sharon and Robin which progressed into a band, writing an impressive song list exceeding fifty tracks. Reeling in Uncle Simon, the band came together as it is today.
SALT take influence from a range of different acts such as The Who, Sonic Youth, Ennio Morricone, The Pixies, Nick Cave, X-ray Spex, Marine Girls and The Undertones and have played on Limbic Tv on a few occasions and have supported Strawberry Switchblade's Rose McDowall. Further to this, SALT have a documentary on the band made by Dylan Mars Greenberg, an award-winning director.
SALT have released two albums , the first being "Kicking Back The Guilt" and the other Cellophane which was released during lockdown on HX Records on blue vinyl only. SALThave returned once more to HX Records for the release of their forthcoming new album “Fairytale On Fire” which is due for release on Valentines Day 2022.
SALT combine honest and emotive lyrics with raucous and raw guitars and their influences can be seen in their unique alt-pop sound. With an ethos of not being tied down to a specific genre for their sound, the band aim to simply release good songs and that’s exactly what they have done in “Boxcar”.
“Boxcar” the new alt-pop single by SALT is out now on all major streaming platforms and you can listen to the track below.