I’m looking forward to look back at this year as being the best first year for this new band. I want to be very proud at what we’ve achieved during this time. Hopefully this will take us to a new level and then we’ll record more music to enlighten the world with the unique sounds from PyraKite.
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Band Name: PyraKite
PyraKite will release their debut album ’7 steps’ on the 23rd of September 2018.
The band consisits of:
Henning Iljero-Winnberg- songwriter, lead vocals, keys, guitar, drum programming, mixing, artwork and producer.
Robert Säll – guitars
Christopher Anderzon – bass
Henrik Ståhlberg – drums and percussion.
PyraKite emerged after two years of sadness and misery, joy and laughter.
The debut album ’7 Steps’ is a journey. After experiencing some sudden deaths, of friends and relatives, Henning decided to compose songs to deal with the inner and outer loss of close ones.
’7 Steps’ is a concept album with multi-layered meanings embedded within the songs and throughout the album. Inter-connected lyrics and music all enclosed within the finished music experience. Everything from the album cover to the last note played on the last song.
It has a happy melodramatic vibe to it and has been compared to the sound of Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Steely Dan mixed with a bit of Grunge with a poetic and thoughtful sense to it.
It’s up to the listener to find their own personal meaning and way through the journey. It’s our hope that others may find something they need in the music.
Song name: Beauty Queen
Music Genre:: indie pop, indie rock
My dad has been very influential to me during my childhood. I started playing the piano at 6-7 composing my first songs from that age. We used to jam together. He played the guitar and I played the piano or the drums.
Another big influence is his record collection. I used to record mix-tapes with my favorite song from the collection. There were music that ranged from the Beatles, The Kinks, The Band, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder to Steely Dan, Little Feat or Mozart. A lot of my later influences where Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson and some Swedish pop-artists. I also was very influenced by the grunge-era with Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Alice in Chains. I listened to everything. Paul Simon, Björk, Fina Apple, Tori Amos and later on a lot of jazz-artists like Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett.