Undoubtedly when listening to Sasha Siem, thoughts go rushing back to Portishead and Massive Attack. However, there's a sinister edge to Sasha that brings her into the modern era; hear her latest single 'Crows' below, and see just why we fell in love with her.
Raw Meat: Tell us about your local music scene; what's your favourite local venue, are there any record labels or stores we should that we should look up, what's the scene like where you're from?
Sasha Siem: London is in bloom. To cherry-pick... Cafe Oto in Dalston is a favourite. Then there's Southbank, Barbican, Roundhouse. I'd love to play the Albert Hall. For vinyl, my closest is Rough Trade East, but I also like popping into Harold Moores in Soho. I've recently started a label, Blue Plum Records. We've got some crazy releases in the works so keep an eye out...
Name one track or band that you love from the past.
Couperin - 'Les Barricades Mysterieuses'.
Name one track or band that you're loving right now.
Empress Of - 'Need Myself'.
Name one track or band that you think we should be listening out for in the future.
What are you up to now?
Freezing on the set of my new music video in Iceland. I've just sung my new single 'CROW' with a Raven on my arm.
What can we expect from you next?
A swan song. Rebirth.
Sasha Siem is playing her first show of 2016 next Monday (11/04/16) at Kings Place in Kings Cross, London; tickets are available here.