Graystar - Satellites


Snatching at the heels of ‘Life Support’, ‘Satellites’ is the second single from Edinburgh-based Graystar.

After an interesting and appropriately spacey intro, ‘Satellites’ sets off with a drifting drum beat and a chorus of keyboards. The guitars content themselves with delayed notes that accompany the retro vocal sounds (that bring to mind George Harrison) without attempting to take the lead from the synth.

Previous A-side, ‘Life Support’, gets a second play before final track ‘Free’ appears, freshly lifted from Graystar’s original demo. This piano accompanied song features a pleasant combination of woody sounding instrumentation and a gentle vocal. This track also has some roots in the past, although more along the lines of Procal Harem this time.

‘Satellites’ is a decent enough track and if you failed to get hold of the previous single, it’s right there for you too. However, it’s ‘Free’ that really takes my fancy on this record.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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