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SAATSUMA | ISOLATE

BY Vivan | 14-Feb-2017
– PRAISE FOR SAATSUMA – “It manages to be both direct and dreamy, as they play to their strengths effectively” – Richard Kingmill, triple j. "Fleshing out evocative composition and reminiscent lyricism to angle their craft” – Purple Sneakers. "The vocals ooze soul, while the production adds to the haunting and oddly hypnotic nature of the track’s arrangement” – AU Review
Melbourne electronic project SAATSUMA share their first single of 2017 Isolate.

A collaboration between Memphis Kelly and Cesar Rodrigues, Isolate explores the destructive nature of complacency, and the notion that disengaging from the issues around us will only lead to further decline. Mixed by Dream Kit (Declan Kelly) and mastered by Adam Dempsey. Isolate is the first taste of SAATSUMA’s debut album to be released later this year.

Isolate is SAATSUMA’s third single release following up from Storm and Floating, both of which received praise from local and international tastemakers such as The 405, Acclaim, Broadsheet and features from triple j, 3RRR, FBi Radio including live performances at PBS Studio 5 and Balcony TV.

2016 saw SAATSUMA share stages with Olympia, Dorsal Fins, Vera Blue and Yeo, and showcases at BIGSOUND, Melbourne Music Week and Paradise Music Festival.

On stage, SAATSUMA is fronted by Memphis Kelly and joined by Cesar Rodrigues, Maddy Kelly, Lachlan Stuckey and Andrew Congues. Their captivating live show features analog synths, drums, layered vocals and live sampling. SAATSUMA launch Isolate across three dates in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

STREAM ISOLATE – OUT FEB 14 – bit.do/saatsuma-isolate

ISOLATE TOUR DATES

March 10 – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
March 17 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
March 18 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
March 24 – The Hills Are Alive, Loch