Finally had the few needed moments to sum up our summertour. What was noticed has been noticed before. Great, friendly and beautiful people, good events with sharp, still easygoing staff, better coffee, cheap gasoline and different kind of policemen. Enjoyable alltogether.
Thank you Sandis for organizing the show in Riga and being our touristguide, thank you Girts for hosting a wicked festivalnight at Pagalms Festival, Thank you Ants at Schilling Festival for a wonderful allround festival experience. Yet the biggest thanks goes to our driver Mikko. Definitely not your average wheel turner guy, valued in gold.
For SATR it’s more new songs now. The early versions of two new songs were heard at these last three gigs. Right direction, just need to sharp some edges. We will let you know how they are developing during the autumn. While we develop, you can wait for the upcoming SOLANO album. Ok?
- Schilling’14 lineup -
- Official co-operation picture with Sandis -
- Cranberries at Turaida market -
- Relaxing at idyllic Pagalms Fest -
- This is an average pre-soundcheck moment. Different kind of objects are waiting to be carried on stage -
- Early signs of festival at Pagalms fest -
- At Schilling backstage with Jerome Laperruque after loaning bass for his show with Jeremy Jay. Proud bass owner on right. -
- SATR-style day off activities at Chomsky -
Until next time.
Also time for our little summertour. Come Wednesday, and we will sail across the Soome laht to enjoy a little Baltic tour vol 2. Festival shows coming up at Pagalms fest in Latvia and Schilling’14 in Estonia. Definitely some interesting bands there to be seen and good Baltic festival atmosphere to experience. Looking forward to it. Before that it’s great to go back to Nabaklab at Riga, where we have a show with local bands UP and Treeeye. That takes place at Wednesday 2.7. See you there!
2.7. Nabaklab, Riga, Latvia
4.7. Pagalms Fest, Turaida, Latvia
5.7. Schilling’14, Kilingi-Nömme, Estonia
Ps. Before our tour it’s time for Provinssirock, starting today. We had a great show there last year with Love & War producer Sami as supporting shred-solo guitarist. This year it will be Sami alone, performing solo as Long-Sam. Do not dare to miss it, saturday and Eurolava at 22:30. And just an hour before at 21:30, our dear SOLANO with their first ever official live show. For those who aren’t yet familiar with that handsome boy-band, it’s Janiv, Jokke and Samuli with their ambi-tekno-istilldontknowwhatsthatshit. Check it out.
… because we can.
In early july we will sail over the gulf of finland to enjoy the best bits of Baltian summer. Including hot Estonian festival Schilling. Time of new songs and Janiv the guitarhero.
Stay tuned, ok. Maybe check www.schilling.ee
Hey! Sorry to bring slightly disappointing news, we are forced to cancel the upcoming march live shows at Vastavirta and Rytmikorjaamo.
Harmi. Tyvärr. Fuck.
In the mean time, last weekend rehearsals turned out to be all about new stuff and inspiration. I dare to say that guitars are back on the table and turned up. Also, it’s two songs and twenty minutes so things are getting well shaped. Some could say that’s half of an album, but it’s still early days so we are holding our horses. So should you.
In wake of this lovely and unexpected guitar-galore, I decided to post a photo of one of our cool guitars. This one’s probably the least cool of them all, but still it has John Petrucci's fading signature in it. Do well to imagine the others. While you are waiting for new SATR-songs and shows, remember to pay tribute to shredding guitar heroes! Thank you.
The nature of certain facts is, that they are worth knowing. We’ll be doing two live shows in march.
One in Tampere, another in Seinäjoki. It’s about time we make our first gig at Vastavirta. The night might prove out to be all about virginity, as we are looking to test one competely new song. It already has a bass line, drums and vocal line. The elements of international superhit, one might say. Then in Seinäjoki, we are sharing stage, or atleast club, with Pariisin kevät. Once again, a night that’s easily worth of your precious little money. See you!
20.3. Vastavirta, Tampere
21.3. Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki
Genitaalinärpes, our brother from another mother!
Quite distant though, probably adopted. This marks the launch of their new release, labelled Digitaalinärpes. Take a listen, be a sucker!
Happy new year boys and motherfucking girls. When you start the year with a Prince-ish comment, you know it’s going to be a remarkable one. The 2013 was filled with landmarks and changes, this year will probably be something quite different. The upcoming year should include a timeperiod/era/epoch, when SATR album number two is recorded. That sounds like an adequate goal, doesn’t it. Additionally, we’ll be doing a few shows in march, atleast in Seinäjoki and Tampere. Maybe a chance to test some new tunes in full band environment.
Sensitive new age guys and the Major
Well, should have seen this coming. Hats of to those, who have enough time and energy to work a tourblog. Anyways, there are such great stories to be shared, so it feels there’s a post-tour journal coming sooner or later. Now it’s time to start making new plans. That means new album, new songs and new tours. Can’t wait to kickstart this heart.
While writing, we are on our way from Tallinn to Riga. So far so good, only one parking ticket while staying in Tallinn. Speaking of the devil, the first show of our tour turned out to be quite a nice little event. There maybe could have been a few more peolpe, but those who came really took the most of it. The standard of dancing has been set for this tour! Kodu Baar was really nice venue and they allowed us to stay the night in the bar. Sleeping on sofas also gave us the chance to look after our instruments. It’s hard to imagine this happening in Finland, which makes me to think of the differences between the two cultures. We are close, and at the same time so far away. What a deep thought.