Welcome to “Six Questions With…,” a series of interviews with emerging artists, musicians, and bands focusing on the music scene and how they live within it. It started as a quick, fun project, but has quickly gained serious interest, so we’re making this a permanent feature on the site. Over time, the questions may change, but the sentiment will stay intact. This is a way for independent artists to be discovered by new fans on a global scale.
Within in each post, you will find all of their social media links, and also either a link to their music, or the ability to stream at least one of their tracks or videos, depending on the availability.
We hope you enjoy this series, and if you know anyone that might be interested in being part of it, please have them reach out to us for more information.
Next in the hot seat is New York City-based indie alt-rock duo Black Satellite. We have not had the privilege of featuring Black Satellite here on the pages of Indie Minded, so we are thrilled to bring you this short interview. If you’re not familiar with them, sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.
For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?
Black Satellite is an alternative rock band. We first met in our hometown in central Pennsylvania in 2010. A few years later we moved to NYC where we recorded our album and got our start.
As an artist, how do you define success?
Success is always interpreted differently by everyone. I think the main thing is to always make sure you’re happy in what you’re doing, and that you can maintain a certain equilibrium.
What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business?
Dealing with the negativity that also comes along with success. Essentially, learning to tune out all the haters and not listening to the bad advice of those around you.
If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be?
Our songs are like our children, it would be impossible to choose only one. We have so many favorites!
Who do you consider your greatest influences?
We draw influences from a variety of artists such as Alice in Chains, Marilyn Manson, Tool, etc.
Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?
We draw inspiration from the various experiences in our lives. We typically write songs while in this state of heightened emotional awareness.