Satellites – SATELLITES.04: GLITCH (FFHR003)
Release date: August 22, 2016
Johnny Vic is SATELLITES. He has written, played every note and self-produced two critically acclaimed albums – feted by British and German critics alike and in the top Rough Trade Albums of the Year in 2012 and 2013. This new record will give you shivers: “Just before Christmas, my Mum had a stroke. My outlet was to write. I spent many hours alone on a piano at Mum’s house, between hospital visits and clearing the house for sale to pay for her care. Within two months I had written, played and recorded a complete album.”
Johnny Vic from England (and living in Copenhagen) is SATELLITES. He has written, played every note and self-produced two critically acclaimed albums – feted by British and German critics alike and in the top Rough Trade Albums of the Year in 2012 and 2013.
Late last year, Johnny had just completed a new album, SATELLITES.03: LALA, followed by a short European Tour. Suddenly, a family trauma stopped him in his tracks and prompted him to a write a whole other record in the hiatus: SATELLITES.04: GLITCH.
Johnny writes: “In the same period when this was all happening, I had been in conversation with Final 500 Records about releasing a very limited EP. Yet a glitch in Mum’s heart has created a similar glitch in my schedule, so I’ve decided to share SATELLITES.04: GLITCH right away.”
“As you might imagine, it’s pretty personal stuff. I make no apology if it’s not exactly easy listening. But these feelings needed to come out. I just can’t ignore the songs.”
SATELLITES.04: GLITCH contains 9 brand new songs:
5. Just Pull Over [listen]
SATELLITES.04: GLITCH is now available to pre-order on limited grey vinyl with download card on Final 500 Records ahead of its August release.
BRITISH PRESS ON THE PREVIOUS SATELLITES RECORDS
‘Lush without being pompous, subtle without being obtuse, and really rather lovely’
4/5 – The Guardian
‘…like a modern day The The’
3/5 – Mojo
‘He has the knack of turning what are no doubt everyday trials into songs with an epic thrust’
7/10 Clash Magazine
SATELLITES.01 was #16 ROUGH TRADE ALBUM OF 2012
SATELLITES.02 was #37 ROUGH TRADE ALBUM OF 2013
SATELLITES.03 is yet to appear!