It's been a really long, but really really fun week! So many things have happened in such a short time, so there hasn't really been any time to sleep or eat or do anything else at all :D Last week we did two unplugged gigs, a radio interview, a festival gig, some vocal and guitar recording, and wrote a new song and practiced more than ever. And confirmed 2 new gigs! (Kaapelitehdas 21.9 and Korjaamo 5.9, check out the details at www.satincircus.com)
The Yobot-gig was great! We played in the Frozen Yogurt bar and everybody had a great time. And the froyo was goood!
On tuesday we recorded guitars and vocals at Neomusic to the song Hello Hello that some of you have heard on our recent gigs. On Friday we did an interview for Radio X3M and played Peach Party and Hello Hello unplugged.
The best part is that Peach Party got chosen to X3M's radio playlist which is a really cool thing since they choose only 4 new songs a week. We had to compete against Katy Perry and Coldplay but I guess they liked us ;) So, to hear the full version of Peach Party, listen to Radio X3M!!! It's the only way to hear the full version since it hasn't been released anywhere else yet!
On Saturday we played at Popkalaset in Jakobstad. 25 degrees and sunny! And our backstage included a swimming pool and a mini golf course! Awesome!
Btw we now have an instagram account, check it out, just search for satincircus!
We signed dozens of autographs and took lots of pictures with new fans, it's really nice to see that when people see us for the first time some get hooked immediately! After our gig in Tammisaari last week we got 40 new facebook-fans in one day! Crazyy!
This time (in Jakobstad) we stayed til the end and saw all the other bands too, and our favorite was The Pusher, a Swedish pop/rock band that were just soooo good on stage, you could see how they enjoyed every move they made! They had to borrow my midi cable cause their own was broken so i felt kinda important too :D
But the coolest thing about the Pusher was that they had their own Segway in their tourbus(!!!!!!) Watching the other artists trying to operate the device was amusing, apparently it's not as easy as it looks :D That's one thing we need. Im not going anywhere on tour without a Segway! Or a hot air balloon.. (now THAT would be something.)
We chatted with the guys from the Pusher and although our music styles are quite different, the basic idea of the band is the same: four best friends making music together and enjoying every minute of it. During the last month we've been practicing every single day and writing songs and recording stuff and playing gigs and taking care of gig-booking and stuff, so when we're doing all these things 8 hours a day we're kind of becoming a family. (A very weird kind of family though…) When we drove home from Jakobstad and were way too tired off all the partying and laughed at the worst jokes in human history and ran in the summer rain to get candy from the store I just realized that this is it. We may some day be the biggest band in the world but that's not really important. Doing all this with the guys is already a dream come true.
Why do they always spell it with a K????????
Coke in a glass bottle. Pure happiness!
The Pusher's been warming up for Sunrise Avenue during the last months, and speaking of Sunrise Ave, I just arrived in Berlin, probably the only capital in the world where a Finnish band gets more radio airplay than Katy Perry and Lady Gaga together (Hollywood Hills was the most played song on the German radios last year, with more than 50 000 plays!) I hope the people here will like us as much when the time comes ;)
Blog writing and breakfast in Berlin!!!
I'm in Berlin cause this week is one of the two weeks we decided to take vacation from Satin Circus this summer, but when things start to happen there really is no time off. As I'm writing this in a Café in central Berlin, Krippe's on a gig, Olli's on a meeting with Music Export Finland, and Paul.. Well he's at Aya Napa in Cyprus partying like the party animal he is ;) I came to Berlin cause my good friend is currently living here, looking for inspiration for an opera he's composing music to. I'm looking forward to getting to know all the cool places, after all this might be our home some day..
And Sunrise Avenue's on the Café radio again.
I saw Krippe two days ago, Olli yesterday and Paul this morning at the airport but I already miss them all. Can't wait to get back to the SC-life!
And Osla Live is approaching too. Can't wait to play our synth riffs to Europe, after all they wrote the best synth riff in the history of the world ;)
I might have some meetings this week with German music industry people, but let's see what happens ;) love you all <3