Alternative / Experimental rock
Hyrul (guitar/vocals), Martin (bass/ backing vocals), Shahrin (guitar), Hydhir (drums)
How did you guys get together?
Hyrul: I met Martin in army. We slept in the same bunk, or rather I lived under his bed as what he would call it. It was only till we started talking and became friends that we realized we have very similar interests and playing music in a band is one of our ‘yet to fulfill’ dreams as we can’t seem to find the right people to do it with. That’s when it all started, where we would go to each other’s house and jam to the new tunes that we wrote. With the leaving of our 2 other members due to really important personally matters, we were really worried that the band won’t continue. One day, when I was hanging out with Hydhir and Shahrin, whom I’ve been friends with since poly days, that’s when I let them have a listen at some of the songs that I’ve been working on and they seemed really interested to be a part of this. So yea, this is basically how the current lineup came about.
What inspires you to create the songs that you do?
Martin: All of our songs are based on personal experiences, if not, from the people around us. We tend to be really inspired by sufferings and tragedies, basically this negative feeling inside us that urges us to release and express it through our music. For example, ‘Narcolepsy’ is about this sleep condition that Hyrul has and the pain and worrying that he has to go through every now and then in fear of losing sleep.
What do you hope for the audience to imagine or feel when they listen to your songs?
Martin: We all have this emotional and vulnerable side inside us. Through our music, we hope that we can bring people a step closer to this side of them and learn to embrace it instead of running away from it, running away from their problems.
Why do you think fellow Singaporeans can relate to your music?
Shahrin: There’re so many things, really. From family and friends to relationships and probably quarter life crisis. Hahaha. But on a serious note, we hope that our music can bring across to the current Singapore generation that no matter what difficulties they face, they are not alone as most of us here and many people out there are facing the same problems. Especially to youngsters our generation, where growing up with proper shelter over our heads and not having to worry about when our next meal will be are taken for granted.
You've been on a journey with anaki. How have the last 6 months made you feel?
Hyrul: What’s most important is the people. The Anaki crew is really friendly. Moreover, the publicity is great for a new band like us as Anaki is actually pretty well known in the local scene.
What are your hopes for Singapore circa 2050?
Hyrul: To be open up their eyes and ears for the potential that there is in the Singapore local music scene and start having faith and support each other.