A fascination with synthesizers and electronic music inspired Selected Area to form in 1983, heavily influenced by the New Romantic movement.

Band members are:
Johan Bielsten: Lyrics + Music, Vocals, Keyboards, Drum programming
Clas Peterson: Lyrics + Music, Keyboards, Guitars/Bass, Vocals, Saxophone, Drum programming
Patrik Wadheden: Lyrics + Music, Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals, Drum programming