Solkyri are a post‐rock band from Sydney, Australia. Combining subtle ambient textures, crushing distortions and pulsating walls of sound, this album forms a beautiful yet haunting brand of captivating instrumental rock music.In February 2011, Solkyri released their debut EP titled ’No House’ . Since releasing their debut EP, Solkyri have established themselves as one of Australia’s best new instrumental bands. With airplay on Triple J and community radio, the band have toured with the heavyweights of the experimental scene including sleepmakeswaves, Laura, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving and Meniscus, as well as headlining their own club shows along the east coast.
’Are You My Brother?’ is the band’s debut album and it was released through Bird’s Robe Records on May 7, 2013. This album makes use of a plethora of instruments and tone colours to paint a vivid picture that encompasses a myriad of colour and mood. ’Are You My Brother?’ displays the band’s intention to experiment musically outside of the world of post-rock, whilst still paying homage to all that is beautiful about the genre.
FTY : Can you introduce yourselves and what instrument you play in the band?
FTY : How did the members of the band meet and did you all have a similar interest in the same genre of music?
FTY : Where did the band name originate?
FTY : How would you describe your sound?
FTY : You are just about to release your new album, can you tell me about it?
FTY : How different is this release to your first EP?
FTY : You self released your first EP, but this time you are on a record label, how did that come about?
FTY : Who are your influences?
FTY : If you had the chance to do a split EP or a collaboration with any artist/band in the world, who would it be and why?
FTY : You are from Australia and it seems that that there is quite an instrumental music scene there. Can you tell me more about that scene over there?
FTY : Do you have any plans to play outside Australia, and if so, where would you like to play?
FTY : How have you embraced social media and how has that helped the growth of the band?
FTY : What was the last piece of music you listened to?
FTY : What does the future hold for Solkyri?
Many thanks to the band for participating in this interview. And the very best of luck to them with the new album and subsequent tour to promote it.