Final album ‘Cut Out The Lights’ released on September 7th, 2018 via Playground Music Scandinavia.
The fifth and final Satellite Stories album ‘Cut Out The Lights’ arrives on the 7th of September 2018. As fans around the world digested the news, the blow was considerably softened when they heard the first taste from Cut Out The Lights, ‘Coupons’ (out May 4) – with Clash Magazine proclaiming the track “A fizzing, cracking, explosive return.”
On July 6 the band drops a new single from the album, ‘Carried Away’. The band’s singer Esa Mankinen tells us “‘Carried away’ is a song about losing track with reality, but also realizing that’s part of life”.
Satellite Stories are Finland’s biggest and most successful indie act ever, with over 60 million streams worldwide, having appeared at over 300 headline shows, in no less than 17 countries spanning 3 continents. These facts provide a great framework for everyone to digest about a band who have always approached music on their own terms.
“10 years, 5 albums, countless memories with many wonderful people met along the way, long days on the road, amazing city after amazing city. The time has come for us to enter the final chapter of Satellite Stories,” says frontman Esa Mankinen. “Everything is great within the group, no fallout, we are closer than ever. However, the strains of the music industry are starting to take their toll on our bodies and minds so with our health still in our hands we want to go out with a bang.”
‘Cut Out The Lights’ is an album where the band have taken the decision to self produce, to maintain complete creative control and make certain the ideas come across fully in the manner they wish. “It is all on us again now, which is a position we love, the challenge is immense, we have put everything into this record, a full year in the making,” says lead guitarist Marko Heikkinen.
In September Satellite Stories start their The Final Story – Farewell Tour, playing shows in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, England and Spain.
Cut Out The Lights - Signed CD
Satellite Stories final album ‘Cut Out The Lights’ CD, signed by the band.
Satellite Stories Drawstring Bag
Black drawstring bag featuring Satellite Stories logo.