from Vancouver BC
Contact DetailsDennis Pyo
Part 1: "True Story"
Terry David Mulligan once told me to "Shut the fuck up!" even though I wasn't even speaking to him. I didn't even know he was there until he opened his mouth. I think he thought my friend and I were laughing at him but we were watching a soccer match at the time. I didn't say anything back to him and he just walked off. I think we both felt a little stupid. It was a beautifully absurd moment. That's S.K. Robot.
Part 2: "No Apologies"
S.K. Robot was formed in Vancouver in the fall of 2000 by Dennis Pyo (Space Kid), Kevan Ellis (Cinderpop), Tony Koelwyn (Pokiok Falls, The Radio) and Michael Boegh (Pokiok Falls, The Awkward Stage). Tony left soon after to live in San Francisco so we recruited Chris Walters (Speedbuggy) on drums and later added Joe Cassidy (The Liars) on guitar. Tony recently returned and rejoined the band with Chris leaving to pursue his love affair with his bicycle. With three distinct songwriters, S.K. Robot creates harmony and hook laden infectious pop-rock that sounds at once, both fresh and familiar. We are the bastard children of Debbie Harry and Robert Pollard implanted with the beating heart of Alex Chilton. Yes, we are a POP band. No, we will not apologize.
Part 3: "Who needs a chorus when the verse is so good?"
S.K. Robot is currently in the studio recording songs for its upcoming album. From the 5-part "Tami" trilogy to the decade-spanning "EKA 357” (in 4.5 movements), typical songwriting structure is thrown out the window. With 4 guitar players, things can get a little wacky. Then again, sometimes verse-chorus, verse-chorus works just fine.