Get ready to enter the wild world of Selve, an electric Gold Coast alt-rock band releasing their new single and music video, The Pink Hotel, on 12 March, with a documentary to follow, chronicling their trippy, 10-day artist residency at Coolangatta’s iconic Pink Hotel during lockdown.
Recorded at Matt Corby’s Rainbow Valley studio and produced by Alex Henriksson (Tia Gostelow, Matt Corby), The Pink Hotel channels 1960s rock vibes with warped electric guitars, satirical lyrics and the sauntering vocals of enigmatic lead singer, Jabirr Jabirr man, Loki Liddle.
“Our residency at The Pink Hotel was a rebirth of Selve as a band. It happened to time with the first major lockdown, and let’s just say things got weird!” said Liddle.
“It was a crazy, creative time where we found ourselves furiously writing, conceptualising and experimenting sonically at 3am every night and emerged in a haze to a ghost town every day.
“The Pink Hotel is about embodying all the strange parts of ourselves and the influences that inspire them. It touches on how the great creative minds of the past had to pass to make way for new ones.
“The whole experience just begged for a Tarentinoesque film clip to match! You definitely get a sense of this very visceral and surreal experience in this song and video.”
For a relatively fresh band, Selve have already hit some milestones, showcasing at BIGSOUND; supporting Electric Fields at The Tivoli and Megan Washington at Brisfest; performing alongside Jessica Mauboy, Archie Roach and Mojo Juju; and receiving a competitive RADF grant.
Selve is a magical, mystical melting pot of culture, storytelling and mythology, old and new, that will transport you into its own world. A show that needs to be seen to be believed, prepare to have your socks rocked off at the Gold Coast single launch at Miami Marketta, 17 April.
Selve’s new single The Pink Hotel is available 12 March on all digital platforms with tickets on sale now for the live show at Miami Marketta, 17 April.