Formed in Vancouver, Canada in 1997, the Salteens are guitarist Scott L.D. Walker, guitarist/trumpeter Rob Calder, bassist Megan Bradfield, drummer Brent Follett, and keyboardist Patrick Brealey. The Salteens energetic music and live show evokes comparisons to legendary acts the Zombies, Sloan, and Supergrass.
Garnering rave reviews throughout the world, the Salteens have established an extensive fan base in Australia, Japan, the US and Canada, playing over 200 dates in support of their first release "Short-Term Memories". The band has also showcased at several festivals including Toronto's NxNE, Vancouver's New Music West, and New York's CMJ. Video play on Canada's MuchMusic and Australia's Rage, radio play on Australia's Triple J and Japan's Radio On, as well as a top 3 album on Canadian college charts and even a number one single in several US college markets have made the Salteen's name, music, and image memorable. On the strength of their first release, the band found themselves opening for many of their rock and roll heroes including the Lucksmiths, the Donnas, Apples in Stereo, Jebediah, and 54-40.
"Short-Term Memories", was released in 2000 in the United States on Drive-in Records, in Canada on endearing records, in Japan on Massive!, and in Australia on the Lost and Lonesome Recording Company imprint. Other releases include the "Tomorrow" 7" and the "Red Wagon" EP of which one reviewer was compelled to say, "it is proof that the Salteens are the best guitar-pop band in the world." A second album has been completed and is scheduled for release in Nov. 2002 in Australia and in Jan. 2003 in the rest of the world. "Let Go of Your Bad Days", produced by Kevin Kane (Grapes of Wrath) and mixed by Ryan Dahle (Age of Electric, Limblifter), is a leap forward for the Salteens sonically and an excellent showcase of their maturing songwriting and musicianship. Be sure to catch the Salteens live in your town soon!