Building on the low-lit interior sounds of their critically acclaimed 2006 debut REST ROOM, Selon Recliner have just released their second album, THE ORCHID DOOR. Working with Producer Dave Holmes (Gramsci, Jacob) the band has explored a steeper landscape, exiting the REST ROOM & soaring across a more varied terrain.
Selon Recliners music has been described as having a dark, hypnotic beauty that breezes along on mellow atmospheric guitars, poignant keys and gentle beats. Their Dark Pop label will be furthered by their new work, while showcasing a richer pallet of mood and atmosphere.
“If Restroom was our interior album then this is definitely about exteriors”, says vocalist and co-songwriter Belinda Bradley.
Selon Recliner formed in 2004 to create music that leant towards the cinematic & evocative. A band packed with song writing & visual arts talent, it was a cocktail waiting to be mixed, a lounge suite of crushed velvet sound waiting to be slept on.
Demos piled up on the sideboard, and the songs were trialed in live shows with great flourish. Steady recording took the band underground during the winter of 2005; they emerged again with the release of their debut album REST ROOM in April 2006. It was received enthusiastically with the album being dubbed “Moody, Dark Pop” by reviewers.
It collected a couple of international awards, a handful of nominations, charted on a swag of College Radio stations in North America, and picked up licensing deals to MTV, USA along with several other American Production Networks. The sofa had been slept on and the REST ROOM had exhausted its occupancy… it was time to create another space.
SELON RECLINER ARE: Belinda Bradley Vocals Darlene Te Young BV’s Guy Wishart Guitar Perry Bradley Electronica Vernon Rive Bass Michael Te Young Drums
VIDEO - "Ugly" Mar 2006
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VIDEO - "This was for you" Filmed Feb 2005
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Before You Fall
A Swaggering Space Groove Heard From A Galaxy Far Far Away…
“Lonely Girl” sets the pace, the first song to leave the mother ship with voluptuous bass riffs & alien beats. Recliner have been sucked into a vortex with web vixen Varla Dayne where they fight to save space kitty’s, chase off the space ghosts and stand up for the right to wear garters & provocative space wear. Is this a smirk we see on the dark pop face of Recliner?
Introducing Illustrator Russell Chambers futuristic world of g
Everyone Moves Away
The Tapestry those dear to us weave as they come, stay & then leave.
musical musings on an overcast day
11/18/2008 1:14:58 PM
I went trough the top 20 etcetera. as presented on front/home-page IAC.
With all due respect, I don't think much of it and it made me consider say goodbye IACmusic.
My mouse dropped down at your song Lonely Girl.
Its the only reason i'm thinking it over for the time beeing.
Cool/spacy/horny sound. DrummdrummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmVocalllllllllllll
Compliments. Big Lick!:)>
7/31/2007 11:09:40 AM
Ha, well, I'd be a promoter but I can't find just the right loud sport jacket. Take heart Bels, the Kiwi summer will come soon and the sheep will again be nude. In the meantime, stay warm as best you can. Steve.
7/24/2007 8:31:02 PM
Good to hear from you. Thanks for the comment. Shocking how much juice you can squeeze out of one person eh? Funny story, I was driving some friends home after a party recently and my copy of "Single File" came on the stereo.
"This is great! Is that Kate Bush?" one girl asked.
"No, its Recliner." Said I.
"Recliner?" Said she.
"Monster group from New Zealand." I replied.
I hooked her up with the links to your online resources. This brief tale of ground level marketing in San Diego was brought to you by Rule 11, encroaching on the majors one sentence at a time. Looking forward to the new stuff.
6/15/2007 11:15:49 AM
Just picked up a copy of "Single File" for my portable player. You guys do great work.
5/20/2007 11:22:07 AM
Hey recliner, thanks for the comment. We think your music is pretty cool too! CURL xx
5/14/2007 11:59:17 AM
Been hearing alot about this band and I now know why, magic tunes just keep coming and I hope it stays that way.
5/13/2007 6:51:58 PM
strange I haven't found you b4!
I think the music is provocative and moody!
4/3/2007 8:41:06 PM
Great songs! Added to a couple of stations.
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