SASAMI (Sasami Ashworth) has in recent years been a member of the excellent LA rockers Cherry Glazerr and contributed to many LA-recorded albums (including Wild Nothing's), but stepping into the spotlight earlier this year with her solo single 'Callous' proved that she has plenty to say in her own right. The ears of Domino Records were certainly caught, and they have snapped her up for the release of her debut album early in 2019. Ahead of that she has shared the new single 'Not The Time', a taut and steaming rock song.

Describing the writing process of 'Not The Time' and 'Callous' (and future songs that will appear on her album), SASAMI said "it's a mix of a diary and a collection of letters; written but never sent, to people I've been intimately involved with in one way or another. Ok, maybe they're more like over-dramatic drafts of texts that you compose in the Notes section of your iPhone, but either way they come from a place of getting something off my chest. I wrote both of these songs on tour on a guitar on my iPad with GarageBand plugins and Moog 15 app sounds and then re-recorded them in the studio onto tape with really great tones. So it's kind of like emotionally scribbling a letter on a tear and snot-stained napkin and then re-writing it on fancy papyrus paper to make it look like you have your shit together."

The nervous excitement that comes across in the above quote is also ripe in 'Not The Time', which wheels its way through a smooth but smouldering pop-rock 3 minutes. SASAMI vents her frustrations then tosses them away, as 'Not The Time' continues cruising with her at the steering wheel, looking nowhere but dead ahead, leaving behind any unnecessary emotional baggage. Take a listen below.

'Not The Time' and 'Callous' will appear on limited edition 7", as SASAMI's first release for Domino (pre-order). Keep your eyes peeled for information about her debut album coming in early 2019. Ahead of that she's got plenty exciting touring plans:

9th October - Denver, CO @ Globe Hall ^
10th October - Ft. Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery ^
11th October - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^
12th October - Reno, NV @ Holland Project ^
16th October - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^
31st October - Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Paris Avant-Garde Festival
1st November - London, UK @ The Shacklewell Arms Tickets
2nd November - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club !
3rd November - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol Tickets
5th November - Cologne, DE @ Luxor ~
6th November - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow ~
7th November - Berlin, DE @ Badehaus Szimpla ~
8th November - Utrecht, NE @ Le Guess Who Festival
10th November - Kortrijk, BE @ Sonic City Festival
30th November - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
1st December - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
2nd December - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
^ with Soccer Mommy
! with Menace Beach
~ with Snail Mail
* with Mitski