Androgynous, small, writes too many songs about breakups
Satsuki’s first “album” was a CD she made when she was 16, consisting of 8 originals and 5 covers recorded at her local youth centre, mostly about young love, loss of friendship and being burdened with high school problems. She distributed it at her school and her church for $10 each, and much to her embarrassment, years on, dozens of people have her prepubescent, slightly off-pitch vocals haunting their iTunes library.
Later, Satsuki formed a band called Cartoon in which they were signed to a local indie label and subsequently released three singles on iTunes. Additionally, they performed at numerous Sydney venues and events as well as being involved in TV production with Channel 7 and SBS 2.
Now a solo artist, Satsuki’s writing focuses on relationships, intimacy and honesty - sometimes a little too much honesty. Inspired by punk lyrics and pop-rock melodies, Satsuki tries to make sense of her experiences at the time, resulting in a neatly wrapped package of emotions.
Genre: pop, electronic, rock
Influences: Syd Tha Kyd, Foals, ALPINE, Bon Iver, Selena Gomez
Sounds like: Sampha, Flume, Metronomy, Paramore
'Roseville Girls' is inspired by the intricacies of math-rock and the anger of punk; a hard-hitting, overemotional track that constantly switches between sarcasm and heartache.
‘Afterglow’ is the first single released as a solo artist and comes after a year and a half of writer’s block. The song is a pop-electro track about ego, high expectations and how nostalgia seems to skew reality. If you’re looking for the perfect ‘crying at the club’ song, you’ve come to the right place.
"Roseville Girls, the raw and charming new track from Osaka-based artist Satsuki, leaves you no choice but to sit up and pay attention."
"Sultry vocals over Metronomy x Flume-esque production. If all your break ups mean you make songs like this, then I endorse your heartbreak"
- Pip Rasmussen about "Afterglow", Triple J Unearthed Super User