Credit – Lorna Goldsmith & Delilah Niel
4 piece indie rock band, Static Satellites, will be releasing their brand new single ‘The Symphony’ on Friday 5th February. ‘The Symphony’ will be the bands fourth single, and the second to be taken off their debut EP ‘As The Dark Unfolds’ which will be released independently in May.
Recorded and produced by Mark Morrow at his studio in Edinburgh, ‘The Symphony’ is about being with somebody who on paper should be the perfect person for you, everything should be happy and exciting but in reality, it isn’t.
Their debut EP, featuring ‘The Symphony’, previously released track ‘Fortify’ plus two other tracks, will be released independently in May. The 4 track EP titled ‘As The Dark Unfolds’ perfectly captures the bands storming live sets which have been described by One Great Song blog as “exciting” and “intriguing”.
Speaking about the release, the band said “The Symphony has been a part of our set and the make-up of this band from the very beginning. It was one of the very first songs we played together in the studio.”
They continued by saying, “’The Symphony’ is one of our favourites to play live, and we’re really excited to finally get the song out there for everybody to hear.”
About Static Satellites
Static Satellites are:
Ross Whelan – Vocals/ Guitar
Ally Taylor – Lead Guitar
Sam Carlyle – Bass
Ciaran Boyle – Drums
Merging musicians with years of experience, Static Satellites are “a bold new band showcasing a different side to alternative music” (Discovery Music).
Their signature deep rich vocals and catchy indie pop riffs have gained Static Satellites the accolade of being likened to artists such as Two Door Cinema Club, The Strokes and The National.
It has also led them to play in venues across Scotland including a headline show at Glasgow’s King Tut’s. On top of this they have played support to Liverpool’s Red Rum Club, Scottish singer/songwriter Luke La Volpe, and indie poppers Voodoo Bandits.
Formed in the summer of 2018 the band have rarely stood still, releasing 5 singles to date and having announced their upcoming debut EP is on the horizon.
Their first single ‘Spin’ acted as a fundraiser for Samaritans and was included in Aussie station Regular Radio’s ‘Independent Hottest of 2019’ playlist. This was closely followed by their second single ‘Waster’, a fan favourite and popular live track which led the band being named by Edinburgh Live as one the top 5 West Lothian bands you need to know about, alongside established acts such as The Snuts and Mark Sharpe & The Bicycle Thieves.
In April 2020 Static Satellites released ‘Fortify’ which was about regrouping and recollecting yourself after going through a hard time. The song was a resounding success, being called a song of “anthem worthy status” (The Music Files) and being nominated for ‘Song of The Year’ in The Weekender Magazine Awards.
Their latest single ‘The Symphony’ is about being with somebody who on paper should be the perfect person for you, everything should be happy and exciting but in reality, it isn’t. The song is the second single taken off the bands upcoming debut EP ‘As The Dark Unfolds’ which will be released later in 2021.
“Static Satellites are a bold new band showcasing a different side to alternative music” – Shannon McLearn, Discovery Music
“They’re a bouncing new band who are offering something different and exciting to the Scottish music scene, which is truly thriving” – Chloe Burrell, Edinburgh Live.
“Eclectic combination of styles in their own music” – Glasgow Times (formally Evening Times)
Static Satellites third single Fortify, released April 2020, was shortlisted for ‘Song of The Year’ in The Weekender Magazine Awards.