A backwards British Invasion….
After graduating from art school in Ohio, Elliot moved across the Atlantic to London, England with hopes of starting a band. Heavily influenced by British music, and determined to follow this path, he barely made ends meet by bar tending at a nearby pub and busking on the streets. In the extreme loneliness that followed, he spent much of his spare time writing songs in his small studio flat in central London. Having just left the girl with whom he was in love with, naturally she became the subject of many songs to follow.
Elliot began playing open mic shows around the city, eventually playing several solo gigs before forming a small band with several other Londoners he met at a show. Despite some promising success this however, proved to be short lived following some members’ habits. In an attempt to escape the loneliness and addiction that London so warmly embraced, Elliot moved back to the states eventually planting himself in Los Angeles.
Shortly after moving to L.A, Satellite Crush was formed, basing their material around the songs that were written in London. The name came from a reference to the subject of the songs, the girl left behind, who he had minimal contact with while in London through emails, and occasionally a phone call, she was his “satellite crush”.
“fashioning the dreamy, misty-eyed pop that could have accompanied thousands of lonely, late-night rides on the Tube in the 1990s…..the songs are fleshed out, echoing, at moments, warm and familiar material from the Cure and the Dandy Warhols.” – Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands LA
“clean, heartfelt, well produced and a nice departure from the deluge of cooler-than-thou post-punk emanating from LA right now.” – Richard Thomas, Indie Music Examiner
Satellite Crush’s debut EP Arrows of Eros is available now on iTunes and Disk Faktory.
Download the single “Paris To London” below:
Catch Satellite Crush live in Los Angeles:
1/29 Club Underground @ The Echo
2/8 The Dragonfly