‘The Symphony’ — Static Satellites — Single review

Since they formed in the summer of 2018, Static Satellites have been busy making a name for themselves in the Glasgow area and beyond. You might remember that we caught up with them back in July for a chat, but you can bet that they’ve been chipping away at plenty since. After all, with sounds not dissimilar to The Strokes and Two Door Cinema Club, they’ve got plenty to shout about. 

Now, we’re thrilled to say they’re back with a fiercely emotive new single, ‘The Symphony’, which will take pride of place on their upcoming EP, ‘As The Dark Unfolds’, due for release in May. 

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‘The Symphony’ is a wistful yet uplifting, liberating tune all about facing the reality that somebody might match well with you on paper, but not so much in person after a time. The indie-rock chords that underpin the verses verge on the side of pop, until a striking, aching melody takes ahold for the chorus. Powerful, balladic vocals sew together the entire track, and I can’t help be reminded of older offerings from Augustines and Band of Horses as the song plays through. 

This addictive track has sugary-sweet qualities, with quintessentially punchy rock riffs coming through — particularly during the solo towards the end. And it’s been well produced, too — by Mark Morrow in Edinburgh, no less — with the unchained honesty of the lyrics constantly piercing, once again showing that this band has a lot to give. I think we’re all in for something quite sensational when the EP drops. 

Can’t quite wait until then? You can of course find Static Satellites’ back catalogue on Spotify and SoundCloud.

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