Satsangi are currently signed with Mr Babu (Mumbai/New York)
"It all started when downstairs mother was singing classical Indian ragas, upstairs I was listening to Led Zeppelin wondering what it would sound like if Kishori Amonkar sang with the B-52’s.” Sujatha
"Hailing from the UK and Trivandrum Kerala, Satsangi are a solid representative for global music." MTV India
"A cocktail of Indian transience, ballsy rock 'n' roll and tripped out psych." Northern Star Records
"What drives us is the unexpected." Johnny
Satsangi gig throughout the UK, headlining and supporting bands such as The Kills, Fields, The Primitives, The Moons, Dr Feelgood, Saint Agnes, Dirty Sound Magnet.
They are regulars at festivals such as Wychwood, Greenbelt, Cornbury (multiple appearances), playing stages alongside James Bay, Elvis Costello, Macy Grey, James, Tom Jones, Imelda May, Van Morrison. Martha Reeves, Steve Winwood, Nine Inch Nails, Seasick Steve, Wilko Johnson.
“Iodine is an awesome song” Talvin Singh
Satsangi videos are broadcast on MTV in USA and MTV India, with the band being featured artists on MTV Roots, a groundbreaking show coming out of Mumbai.
"Hi Su, listened to 'Iodine' again and I must say it's really wicked. Your track reminds me a bit of Sonic Youth, but with definitely better singing and a tough sax break that reminds me of X-Ray Specs. The whole thing sounds nervy, dislocated and very tense, just the way I like it!" Steve Chandra Savale, Asian Dub Foundation
Rolling Stone Magazine interviewed Johnny and reviewed the bands debut album ‘No Shoes in Satsang Hall’ in 2011
"A wicked bass line, timely sax breaks, and pace-setting rhythm guitar sections. Richard Heath needs special mention for his swivelling spin of a solo on sax. This is a find!" Rolling Stone Magazine
Satsangi’s release 'Lick My Lungs' a double CD/DVD on Mr Babu (The Orchard) in 2016, coincided with a gig at Coventry Empire, alongside The Primitives. Also during 2016 the band toured to Zambia, headlining a show at The Web, Lusaka.
“I feel I could play that for the next hour or so, but the I’d lose my job, she sounds brilliant her name is Sujatha Menon, she's the lead singer of Satsangi”. Bobby Friction, BBC Asian Network
Satsangi's 3rd album ‘You Saw Something’ was released in 2018 (vinyl) on Blood Count Records. The album was recorded and produced by John Rivers at Woodbine Street Studio.
Shivoham – Lockdown Lullabies’ a charity album dedicated to raising money for The NHS COVID-19 APPEAL FUND, was written, recorded and released by the band in 2020.
In 2021 ’World Falling Down’ Satsangi’s project combining music, moving image and poetry, was premiered during The Coventry Dresden Friendship Festival and supported by Coventry City of Culture.
With the band signing to Mr Babu in 2023,14 tracks and videos from Satsangi’s back-catalogue are scheduled for re-release. Mr Babu has commissioned an animation video for exclusive release of the band’s new single ‘Ultraviolet’, due for release summer 2023
“She’s a star, I want to work with her." Tricky
"Satsangi are spunky new wave." MOJO
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