STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 95762-17630 LABEL: Word Curb 080688777722 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2010-09-20 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Mark Cribben
After two well received EPs the Nashville-based band release this, their first full length album. The sound of Satellites & Sirens is very much along the lines of the current vogue for pop rock bands with an added dash of '80s style synthesiser. The album kicks off with "Breaking The Noise" which has a similar theme to Bluetree's "Life's Noise" - not wishing to miss God's whisper amongst the noise of the world's distractions. A strong, anthemic chorus drives this song along and is a great opener. It also has perhaps the most abrupt ending of any song I have heard! "Come On" starts with an '80s synth intro feeling very much throughout like a Pet Shop Boys backing overlaid with a classic pop chorus. "Anchor" moves in a heavier direction driven by guitars rather than the synth. "Light The Night" is the closest to a slower song on the album. A sparse verse leads into a strong melodic chorus lifted by the poppy synth accompaniment. Musically there isn't really anything new or groundbreaking about this album. 'Satellites & Sirens' is classic pop rock - generally plain or neutral verses leading into big anthemic choruses with strong melodic hooks to draw you in. The standout tracks are "Hello Don't Go", "Anchor" and "Breaking The Noise" but to be fair the majority of the songs are very good.
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After two successful digital EP’s, Satellites & Sirens now release their brand new full length debut album.
Their sound is a modern take on the popular synth-pop of the 80’s, blending synthesizers with rock guitars overtop of interesting grooves. The meaning behind the band’s name is symbolic of their ministry: SATELLITES – heavenly bodies that circle the world, observing and advising it; and SIRENS – emanators of loud warnings and calls to action!