Hotly tipped Finnish indie group Satellite Stories impress once again with their new single ‘Campfire’.
The group – formed of Esa Mankinen (vocals/guitar), Marko Heikkinen (lead guitar), Jyri Pesonen (Bass/vocals) and Olli-Pekka Ervasti (drums) – have generated a reputation for creating powerful indie pop. 2012 saw the band release their debut album ‘Phrases to Break the Ice’ before touring extensively through Europe. The same year the band claimed a sell-out Japanese tour whilst their music spread through much of the blogosphere.
Revealing their new single ‘Campfire’, the band hailing from Oulu, Finland, have gone one step further, heading straight to No.1 on the Hype Machine most blogged about artist chart. Their energetic sound has led to them receiving comparisons with bands such as Two Door Cinema Club and Tokyo Police Club.
‘Campfire’ is the first single taken from the band’s forthcoming ‘Pine Trails’ album. The band’s second studio album is a record where the band has truly found their sound. Self produced and self recorded, the album sessions begun in the Swedish countryside in January of 2013, with only a field of horses as neighbours, the days spent filled with long jaunts in the snow filled pine forests, before night fell, and attention turned to writing and recording. Sweden moved onto sessions in London and Manchester, and ended in the bands decommissioned nuclear bunker turned studio in northern Finland, culminating in 10 stories of growing up, love lost and near misses.
New single ‘Campfires’ begins with a delicately picked guitar and vocal introduction, before the band explodes into the track. The hugely catchy work sees the members blending vocal hooks, guitar stabs and a huge four-on-the-floor beat. Paying testament to their incredible live shows, the single demonstrates why the group were such a resounding success at their summer Festival appearances – which included performances at the Dot to Dot Festival tour, Spain’s Arenal Sound, Finland’s Flow Festival, Sweden’s Hultsfred Festival and Holland’s Lowlands festival.
“Looking for the next Two Door Cinema Club? Go to Finland. Shrill tremolo guitar riffs and catchy vocal hooks about adolescent romance.” – NME
“Energetic Fins who specialise in bright sounding indie pop.” – Q Magazine
“Frontman Esa Mankinen has a lot of presence and a mercurial quality to his vocals” – Clash
“Their set but it’s delivered in a way that only the cold and callous could refuse to enjoy” – The Fly
“Upbeat Sunny Indie Pop” – MTV UK
“Indie pop at its most brilliant” – The Line of Best Fit
The single is released on October 18th ahead of the full album release November 1st.