Satellite Stories – Scandinavian Girls (Single Review)

‘Looking for the next Two Door Cinema Club? Go to Finland.’

Following this high praise from NME, Satellite Stories’ new single, ‘Scandinavian Girls’, received thousands of plays on Soundcloud within hours, and became the most talked about song on ‘Indie Shuffle’. These were only the most recent in an impressive list of accolades that the Finnish band gathered over the last year. In 2012, Satellite Stories were crowned ‘no.1 blogged band’ for six consecutive weeks on Hype Machine; hit number one on We Are Hunted; and sold out shows across Asia and Europe.

Luckily, Satellite Stories more than live up to their ever-growing reputation. ‘Scandinavian Girls’ is a two-minute burst of polished indie-pop. From the attention-grabbing barbershop-style opening, to the simple but catchy lyrical hook, the song is immensely fun to listen to. While the energetic interplay between instruments and vocals grab most of the run-time, it’s the glorious middle eight section that stands out as the song’s most memorable moment.

The comparisons to Two Door Cinema Club are accurate but there is a lot more to Satellite Stories than a standard carbon copy of an established sound.

‘Scandinavian Girls’ is out on Tri-Tone/PIAS on June 17.