Related Information for Motels There are three bands called The Motels.1) An 80s new wave band from Los Angeles, California.2) An alternative/indie band from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil3) A punk/funk band from Glasgow, Scotland1) The Motels are a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for Only the Lonely and Suddenly, Last Summer, both of which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively.*First incarnationFormed in 1971 in Berkeley, California, the band (then called The Warf.. read more