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Satellites LV

Satellites LV

Satellites LV


Satellites LV, formerly known as The Satellites in their early Britpop period (1996-1999), is a Latvian musical group formed in 1996 in Riga, Latvia. The core members of The Satellites are brothers Jānis Žilde and Edgars Žilde. Other projects and groups related to Satellites LV include Kuba, Mofo, Raadio, Autobuss Debesīs, Augusts IV and Stāvi, the experimental solo album of Jānis Žilde. The Satellites (1996-1999) The Satellites' debut single "Nekad, nekad" received rotation on Latvian radio stations in the spring of 1997. Read more on Last.fm
Satellites LV, formerly known as The Satellites in their early Britpop period (1996-1999), is a Latvian musical group formed in 1996 in Riga, Latvia. The core members of The Satellites are brothers Jānis Žilde and Edgars Žilde. Other projects and groups related to Satellites LV include Kuba, Mofo, Raadio, Autobuss Debesīs, Augusts IV and Stāvi, the experimental solo album of Jānis Žilde. The Satellites (1996-1999) The Satellites' debut single "Nekad, nekad" received rotation on Latvian radio stations in the spring of 1997. Their videos "Nekad, nekad", "Disko", "Happy to Follow" and "I Wish I Was a Beach Boy" were shown frequently on TV as well.

In the summer of 1997, The Satellites won the Grand Prix of 'Liepajas Dzintars, the biggest rock music festival in the Baltic States. Soon after the band started working on their first record. After troubled recording and mixing sessions, their debut album Piens was finally finished and was released in 1998 through local label Platforma Records. In 1999, "This Is More Than You Could Ever Hope/Move Inside" double A-side single was released, with a slightly different sound than its predecessors. The Satellites music would continue to evolve into a more post-rock/experimental sound. Satellites LV (2000-2001) In 2000, the band changed its name to Satellites LV and started working on their follow-up album, Kind of Glue.

The album features legendary Latvian trumpeter Gunārs Rozenbergs, drummer Haralds Bondars and other guest musicians.[1] Three recorded tracks were first released on the Latvian indie music sampler Starteris Tornis Rec.. In the middle of the recording sessions, Edgars Žilde relocated to Cleveland, Ohio in America where he studied for the next five years. Kind of Glue was released in 2001. The album received critical acclaim in Latvia and reached #28 on the Latvian music charts.[2] Songs from the album were played on several radio stations in Europe (VPRO – "Night Train" (Holland), Studio Brussels).

The name of the album Kind of Glue is a reference to Miles Davis legendary recording Kind of Blue. (2006-2007) On December, 2005, after five years of absence, Edgars Žilde returns to Riga. Both brothers and Toms decide to reunite Satellites LV. In spring of 2006, musical project Kuba performs its last show and officially splits up. A radio/TV single and its video "Aukstu tēju" are soon released.

In 2007 the plan is set to record Kuba's final album. Meanwhile Satellites LV are also working on their new material. A radio single and an EP are to be released at the end of summer 2007. The current members of Satellites LV are Janis Žilde, Edgars Žilde, Toms Ostrovskis, Mareks Ameriks and Ervings Znotiņš also known from Autobuss Debesis. "Kind of Glue" cover features a drawing "Blue Screens" by Edgars Žilde. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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