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Sel Balamir releases new solo album

Sel Balamir June 2021 portrait against a sky
(Image credit: Sel Balamir)

Amplifier frontman Sel Balamir has announced the release of his second solo album, ( )rphans, which is available from today from his bandcamp page.

( )rphans follows hot on the heels of his debut solo album Swell, which he only released last September.

"So - let's kick off 2022 with my second album following on from Swell last year," says Balamir. "( )rphans, as the name suggests, are songs that I wrote over the past year that didn't really fit on Swell but didn't really fit on an Amplifier album either.
So I guess it's kind of like a rarities record.

"In celebration of the greatest Australian legend ever, apart from Dame Edna and Ozzy Man, we kick off with an unlikely rendition of me taking guitar liberties with the theme from Crocodile Dundee. Enjoy."

You can see the artwork and tracklisitng for the new album below.

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Sel Balamir

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Sel Balamir: ( )rphans
1. Theme (from Crocodile Dundee)
2. Astral Womb
3. Pink Bows
4. Mannequin
5. Don't Wear The Crown
6. Orphans

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.