Solla Sollew is an original Melbourne-based band formed by Dave Long and Lee Goral who began their collaboration at university in the late 90’s. The band began as a 3-piece side project with various incarnations now seeing it expand to 6 members. For several years they played gigs and festivals throughout Melbourne and surrounds, and recorded a self-titled EP from which the songs “Lightyears” and “The Strangest Days” got radio play both locally and abroad. In 2006 the band was interrupted through travel, work and play with Dave playing solo shows and performing in several ensembles through Europe and Japan.
‘Delicate harmonies and sweeping strings compliment piano driven melodic lines and vocals through these almost cinematic songs of love and loss …’
After a hiatus of nearly 5 years Solla Sollew have returned with a new EP, “The Beginning of the End” released in February 2012. This completely independent release displays the new heights of their songwriting talents and as always a healthy collection of talented musical friends including Dave Kleynjans on drums (D. Rogers/Knieval), Monica Royal on cello (Sam Burke and the Wifeys) and Andrew Nock/Amy Bennett on violin/viola make the sound super lush. Engineered by Emerson Bavinton (Hungry kids of Hungary/Gorgeous) and mastered by Matt Gray (The Middle East), this EP is tight, carefully crafted and sensitively put together and is sure to make waves in 2012.
With roots far ranging in style from classical to folk to electronic, Solla Sollew has developed a unique sound. Delicate harmonies and sweeping strings compliment piano driven melodic lines and vocals through these almost cinematic songs of love and loss that will leave your heart bleeding.