The K! Pit

Watch Salem bring the goth-punk party to The K! Pit

Salem hit the new socially-distanced K! Pit for a half-hour jam of gothic party anthems

Watch Salem bring the goth-punk party to The K! Pit
Kerrang! Staff

Following Higher Power last week, Southampton goth-punks Salem took to our new socially-distanced stage for the latest instalment of The K! Pit in association with Nordic Spirit.

Will Gould and co. blasted out a rowdy 30-minute set in our favourite London dive bar of Blondies, adhering to all necessary governmental COVID measures and with no audience. A weird setting for sure, especially for only their fifth-ever show.

“It could’ve gone horribly wrong, but we just had so much fun. It was really amazing,” said Will after the set.

"Playing a set in front of a camera at this point in the band’s career was a real privilege and we were super excited about playing The K! Pit too because it’s such a great thing to do. This is really the first time that anyone in the wider world will be able to see us, and it’s a great way to showcase what we do.”

Picking tracks from their recent self-titled EP – and making up the setlist on the fly toward the end – it's an absolute belter of a performance.

Here's the setlist:

Fall Out Of Love
Doomed (For Each Other)
William, It Was Really Something
Sweet Tooth
Heaven Help Me
Destroy Me

We're also giving away a limited number of Salem K! Pit posters – signed by the band. And, thanks to Nordic Spirit – the UK’s No 1 Nicotine Pouch* – you could win a rucksack full of swag! Inside the bag you’ll find a K! Pit hoodie, a beanie, a mug, a wireless phone charger and headphones. Head over here to find out how to enter, along with the chance to win a golden ticket to next year's Download festival for the full VIP treatment!

Now you've finished watching the set, check out Salem’s debut EP right here.

*IRi Market Place, volume Share, Nicotine Pouch Category, Total UK, YTD to w/e 04/10/2020. For more information or to verify contact

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