Brisbane’s indie-rock darling Benny Nelson has teamed up with Gold Coast’s neo-psychedelic band Selve to announce a three date South East Queensland tour. Selve will be showcasing their debut single Snake of Light for their first outing as a band and Benny Nelson stepping out with his return single BAD MAN after a career-threatening injury.
Benny Nelson had a massive 2018, having his single TALK premiered on Triple J’s Home & Hosed, was interviewed by and added to Rebel Radio’s Homebrew, and discussed the single on ABC Brisbane. Not only a singer-songwriter, Benny also coordinated the inaugural Cowsound Music Festival which featured himself alongside Toowoomba artists like Something Something Explosion, Venice on Fire, Mason Watts and Tidal Peak.
Following up from his anthemic single, TALK, Benny Nelson has persevered through a career-threatening injury to deliver a track which is as brutally introspective and self-deprecating with the release of BAD MAN on October 31st which was recorded at Underground Studios in Nundah by Producer Alex Henrikkson (Matt Corby, Tia Gostelow). As part of the release, Benny has teamed up with Selve for gigs across Toowoomba, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane.
Selve are a psychedelic art rock band based out of the Gold Coast and Brisbane. The band is formed of Indigenous lead singer/songwriter Loki Liddle and lead musical composer Harry Edwards (Elder Children). Together they create narrative driven alternative music inspired by the likes of Foals, Nick Cave and Tame Impala.
Lead singer Liddle defines their music as a genre-fluid band that integrates themes of Indigenous culture into current neo-psychedelic styles. Debut single Snake Of Light is inspired by a prose novel written by lead singer Loki Liddle. The story follows a young descendent of the stolen generation travelling around the country in a beat up red corolla re-learning the old stories, coming into contact with the dreamtime and developing a connection to the living spirit of the land, a snake of light.
Benny Nelson & Selve head out on tour on November 29th, kicking off at Toowoomba Blank Space.
FRIDAY NOV 29 | TOOWOOMBA BLANK SPACE | TOOWOOMBA
SATURDAY NOV 30 | HOTA @ BASEMENT | GOLD COAST
THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER | THE MILK FACTORY | BRISBANE
With thanks to Footstomp Music