Sunday, February 23, 2014

SC on tour !!!

It's Sunday morning, 9 am. We're sitting in a van on our way from Kemi back to Helsinki. I've slept one hour.
Expectations was released last Friday 14.2, and our album release gig in Gloria was the best gig we've had so far. Unbelievable audience. The music peaked at 105 dB and the audience at 114… Crazy screaming all gig long. So nice to finally be a headliner, and having all the people listening just to us.. Can't describe the feeling! Thank you all for being there, you're the best <3

The Expectations tour started this friday with a gig in Vaasa, and yesterday we played in Kemi. Our first gig ever in Lapland! Crazy audience once again, and I just love being able to move around freely, especially in the 3 songs where I'm playing keytar!

Life on the road has been great, it's so good to finally go out of the studio and play live for everybody! We're already rating hotel breakfasts from 1 - 5 like we would have been doing this for ages :D And this is just the beginning. This night we're gonna be home and from tomorrow we're gonna live on the cruise ship M/S Baltic Princess for five days.. Nine shows! I've never played on a cruise before and I'm really looking forward to this week. We've even made our gym programs already :D

After our week at the princess we're going to Norway for 2 weeks and then back to Helsinki for our tour end shows Nosturi 15.3 and Malmitalo 18.3. This is the dream life I've been waiting for for over 4 years. And finally it's happening! THank you so much for the amazing support and hope to see you all at our shows! <3


watching hockey in the van!

Keytar hero & bass hero!

writing the blog. right now!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Dream Coming True


The day we’ve been waiting for for SO long time is now only a day away. This Friday our debut album “Expectations” is finally coming out! We’ve been talking about this from the very first day of Satin Circus and now it feels kind of unreal. You know when you’ve been waiting and thinking about something for a long time, you can’t really comprehend it once it happens. But I’m so glad that after Friday it’s out there for everyone to listen. It was a long process to make this record and we learned so much during it. I hope you’ll enjoy the final product even half as much as we enjoyed doing it.

Signing "Expectations"

Another “first” that we’re gonna experience this Friday is the record release gig/party that we’re having in Gloria Helsinki :) We’ve been practicing for this for over a month, and people are gonna see a whole new live show! We spend all our money buying new gear to our live setup, but finally we’re at point we’ve been dreaming about… WE’RE WIRELESS!! It may not sound that epic, but I assure you that it truly is :D No more we are stuck with the instrument/mic/IEM cables on the stage! The amount of freedom and energy is going to be phenomenal!! :) I hope we’ll see all you guys there!

Unplugged gig @ Bettina

Even though this is gonna be an important milestone in our career, I’m sure this record is gonna be one of the many that we’re gonna release. Every day that passes by assures me more and more that we’re gonna go a long way with this band. I hope that years from now I can look back to this moment as a start to an amazing ride. With that being said, one can release one’s first album only once, and therefore this is the dream come true moment for me :)

- Olli :-)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Totally incoherent


I'm writing this while sitting in the studio control room waiting for my turn to rock the string bass to the song Beautiful.

We could make the acoustic video on with TV in the control room! Good ol' VHS
Out studio home-boy Hannes

Yea, we're finally doing acoustic versions of the songs properly in the studio. We'll more of that when they're ready.

I'm killing my abs with this exercise every second day. Try it out! It's good! Thank's for the tip Sampo <3

What else?

Check out the radiostation LOOP regularly, cus I'm making a fashion blog with their reporter Jekku (<3) Berglund. Already done a few episodes, and the future is bright. Breakthrough concept. Fame is behind the corner. It's a lot of fun! This is a link to my tag on their site:!/esiintyja/Paul%20Uotila
More stuff is pouring in constantly!
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Less than two weeks till the album release!!!!! And our Finnish listeners have had the opportunity to hear the album on forehand on YleX website starting today. Exciting to say the least!

Made some weird mascarpone dessert today. I'm not usually the best chef when it comes to dessert. To be honest, I'm not a fan of many of the classic deserts. At least not making them. But the things I love are cream and fresh berries (or fruit).

Soooo. This is a sweet heavenly dessert cup with the following layers (starting from the bottom):
- crushed "domino cookies" or any cookie you like, digestive is fine.
- mascarpone cheese(2/3) blended with quark (1/3)
- berries! (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry)
- whipped cream
- crushed dark chocolate

Tadaaaaa!! :D