Sälen Announces UK Headline Tour

Sälen Announces UK Headline Tour


watch the brand new video for so rude

UK headline tour October 2017

London all-day free party ‘umami at the ace hotel’ on 30 july

Sälen have revealed their brand new video for So Rude and announce their first ever UK headline tour this October. Directed by London-based Kent Hugo aka Hugonought, the video features CGI versions of the band in a vivid and hallucinatory 3G world. “Nothing turns us off more than a person with bad manners,” say Sälen. “But nothing turns us on more than airy whale sounds. We’re super excited for everyone to see the video”.


The video drops ahead of the trio’s main stage performance at Lovebox on Friday, and later this month they will host a special, one-off, all-day free party in London, Umami at the Ace Hotel (30 July). Joining the band will be, HAAi (who previously remixed Copper Kiss), Crack Stevens, James Messiah (live) Toast Collective, Olly Rant and Narx from Neverland Clan.


Watch the video for So Rudhttps://youtu.be/1-kzveheBnIe

So Rude is the latest in a string of acerbic pop tracks by the east London trio of Ellie Kamio, Paul Taylor and Simon Milner. They introduced themselves last year with the straight-talking IILWMBF (I’m In Love With My Best Friend); Diseasey, which topped Spotify UK’s Viral 50 chart; the acclaimed The Drwg; and urban dictionary favourite Copper Kiss. Already in 2017 they’ve dropped the acclaimed, bittersweet Heartbreak Diet and Pretty, Fake. The band have sold out headline shows at London’s Kamio and Electrowerkz, and appeared at Annie Mac’s AMP night at the Jazz Cafe and BBC Introducing’s event at the Roundhouse, as well as The Great Escape and Parklife festivals in recent weeks.


Tickets for Umami at the Ace Hotel on 30 July are available via https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/london/tanlines-umami

Buy tickets for Sälen’s UK headline tour from 10am, Tuesday 18 July: http://www.heysalen.com/live


Catch Sälen live:

Tuesday 17 October Gullivers Manchester

Wednesday 18 October Exchange Bristol

Thursday 19 October Sunflower Lounge Birmingham

Saturday 21 October Patterns Brighton

Wednesday 25 October Oslo London

Praise for Sälen

“Earworm pop that doesn’t shy away from sexual encounters and parents’ affairs” – NME

“Dark love poetry with a side of sour candy” – i-D

“bitter-edged synthpop with fangs” – The Guardian

“songs about love and loss with a hissing passion at their centre” – The FADER

“ultra-cool and seductive electronics” – Complex

“earworm pop with a cutting, angsty undercurrent” – Stereogum

“melty, marvelous pop” – Noisey

“addictive, refreshingly honest pop” – DIY

“artfully composed synth pop, matching the sensual to the cerebral” – Clash

“Sälen make deceptively sweet music but don’t mince words” – Wonderland

“Bad decisions never sounded so good” – The BEAT

“fresh-sounding electronic pop that’s relaxed and comfortable in its own space” – Popjustice “Upbeat pop contrasted with bitterly acerbic lyrics” – Line of Best Fit

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