One Small Step
The EP starts with One Small Step which has a really cool indie sound and the empathic vocals and driving instrumentals give this song a melody that is flowing very well and is pretty catchy too. It’s one of those songs that get better the further into it you get.
Sometimes/Always is a change of pace, but the melodic, slightly melancholic sound with its amazing drums and vocals, that remind me of Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) a little, are lifting this songs up to a very high level.
Satellite State continues to impress on Plans, which allows another comparison to Snow Patrol. Unlike Snow Patrol in their early days though, Satellite State seems to hit the nail right on the head and immediately eases into their comfort zone. The excellent vocals and well-performed instrumentals make for another splendid song.
The EP’s closer is Lights Out, which is an appropriate title for the last track on an album. The spheric track with some interesting, subtle effects, shows strength in songwriting and song build-up. Lyrically this band also does quite well, but their real strength is melodically and making all the parts of the song work together. From the vocals to the instruments to the lyrics to the harmonies to the subtle effects, everything falls into place and the songs get stronger because of that. Lights Out is just another example of this band’s excellence.
With Satellite State we have something special. I don’t often get really enthusiast about a new and coming band when it comes to their chances to reach an audience commercially and underground at the same time, but Satellite State is one of those bands that can reach out to a very broad audience because their music has the potential to appeal to many different people. The EP is a great one, and the only critical note I have is that it’s too short.