London’s Sälen have announced Zebedy’s Cult, a short film and accompanying soundtrack EP due for release on November 10 via Island Records. Today the band share two tracks from the EP, the brand new song “I Am Champagne” and a reworked version of their acclaimed debut “I’m In Love With My Best Friend.” Zebedy’s Cult will was written and directed by the band.
“Zebedy’s Cult is about a flamboyant agony uncle called Zebedy,” explain Sälen. “He is on call like a drug dealer, to give advice from his rickshaw. The soundtrack deals with unrequited love and addresses the promiscuity of women in a way society sadly does not. Lite Behaviour is our homage to the girls who carry condoms with them always, whilst Sweet Toothache is about sucking off an ice cream man. We wanted to re-release a more polished I’m In Love With My Best Friend as the original was recorded in Simon’s bedroom when Ellie wasn’t fully aware of her voice yet. I Am Champagne is one that parents can get behind with its message that you don’t need champagne and cocaine to have fun.”
Sälen have sold out headline shows at London’s Kamio and Electrowerkz, curated their own one day festival, Umami at the Ace Hotel, and appeared at Annie Mac’s AMP night at the Jazz Cafe and BBC Introducing’s event at the Roundhouse, as well as stealing the show at The Great Escape, Lovebox and Parklife festivals, amongst others. The band play a headline show at London’s Oslo on October 25.