Salt Ashes – Black Celebration

Depeche Mode cover...

We'll be the first to admit that we don't know a lot about Salt Ashes.

An email popped into our Inbox this morning, advising we check her out. After perusing the usual places – SoundCloud, Twitter and so forth – we emerged impressed, but puzzled.

Matching a heartfelt, tender delivery to rapidly emerging songcraft, Salt Ashes is clearly an impressive new talent – but where do we place her?

Perhaps this Depeche Mode cover holds the key. Uploaded to her SoundCloud last week, it displays a rare sense of control, of tension and release. Smothering the Basildon synth gods' work in her own style, Salt Ashes is able to imprint her own identity onto 'Black Celebration' without losing sight of the integral ingredients which made the original so special.

Handing a video for 'Black Celebration' to ClashMusic, we are pleased to be able to involve you lot in this little puzzle. Check out the video now, then let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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