Hello Satellites is a unique musical project led by songwriter Eva Popov alongside original members Peter Emptage and Cathryn Kohn, with Georgia Harvey, Amy Tankard and George Weis. Beginning as a solo project in her suburban shed before taking form as studio collaboration with producer Nick Huggins, Hello Satellites create both subtle and exciting music.

The band’s sound has evolved, following some line-up additions, building on the subtle beauties of their debut to create ‘84000’, a stunning and thoughtful sophomore album of unique folk music with pop sensibilities and many layered instrumentation. It’s at times euphoric, melancholic and like the best pop songs, invites you in, taking you with them on a musical journey through joy and pain, sorrow and dreams.

The songs on 84000 began in the back, windowless room of songwriter Eva Popov’s home. Some were yelled into a microphone late at night, others a long and intricate puzzle of layered vocals. They all began from sounds that were collaged, recorded and layered, including trombone, clarinet, strings, trumpets, saxophones, pianos, keyboards and bodies stomping and jumping. The album was recorded across six different studios with the diverse recording and mixing talents of Nick Huggins, J. Walker (Machine Translations) and Joe Hammond with generous assistance from Arts Victoria.