Conservation Council of WA / Artrage/ StockrecordsSunday, 19 March 2023 - 5:30am to 8:30am
Rooftop Cinema - 68 Roe st PerthWhadjuk Nyoongar
Selfless Orchestra will perform a special live set at Rooftop Movies to release their new single ‘Yeelirrie’ celebrating 5 decades of resistance to uranium mining in Western Australia.
Presented by the Conservation Council of WA, the evening honours a joint release with the new book "Yeelirrie 50 years of Resistance" the story of a community who have fought off a proposed uranium mine in the West Australian Goldfields. ‘Yeelirrie’ is a song written in reflection of the unique land that has been persistently under threat and the valiant determination of the community that has stood up to defend it for 50 years.
Selfless is a Post-Rock Orchestra featuring celebrated West Australian musicians that perform immersive live sets to cinematic visuals, creating vivid spaces in which hope and despair co-exist to inspire social and environmental justice. The single was recorded out in the goldfields in the abandoned Coolgardie Train Station and engineered by Karnivool (WA) guitarist Drew Goddard who also played drums on this recording. ‘The story of Yeelirrie and 50 years of resistance’ is a book of hope, celebrating the power of solidarity, unity and resistance and survival over multinational companies and politics.
Don't miss this special event which will bring together people from around the state who have stood together to fight the uranium mine at Yeelirrie. Drinks from the Rooftop Movies bar and Food from Huxtaburger available on the night + copies of the book available to purchase at the event.
‘Yeelirrie’ will be available as a digital single Friday March 10th. Copies of the book 'Yeelirrie 50 years of resistance' will be available on the night and online after the 19th of March.
Selfless Orchestra features members of Perth Symphony Orchestra and WA bands Last Quokka, Injured Ninja, Karnivool, Usurper of Modern Medicine and more. Their debut album ‘Great Barrier’ is out now via Stock Records.