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The Bobby Lees
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Thursday 7th July 2022, £10.00
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Our new single Hollywood Junkyard is out on Ipecac Recordings and produced by Vance Powell (Jack White, Bleached, The Raconteurs). The 4-song EP will be released on June 17th, 2022.

Check out The Bobby Lees... The future is minimal proto slash punk!" Debbie Harry

Its so great to welcome The Bobby Lees to Ipecac. Take no prisoners, DIY rock and roll. Cant wait to share these tunes with the world - Mike Patton

When our A&R guy, Henry Rollins, brought The Bobby Lees to our attention we did not hesitate. A great band, great people with the right attitude. Honored to be a part of the future of this band. - Ipecac co-owner Greg Werckman

The video is a general commentary on our current culture and its obsession with the external, and trying to be famous by any means, explains singer/guitar player Sam Quartin. The world of TikTok and Instagram feels like a trap for most of us, so we try to stay away from it as much as possible and instead focus on what you cant see. Lyrically, the song is about an experience I had during a psychotic break when I thought a star shot into my body. After that I started acting - I was told I didnt look right and couldnt make it in entertainment without a gimmick or a look. But despite that, I got cast in a few films and was exposed to some amazing people, also some pretty shitty people and situations. The story of the video comes from what I witnessed. People in power manipulating others to do whatever they thought was best monetarily, not what was best for their artists health and well-being. I guess that's true for a lot of things. The end result of money, fame and success being more important than truth, love, and sanity.

Ipecac Recordings is excited to welcome The Bobby Lees, the upstate New York four-piece to the Ipecac family! We'll be releasing the four-song Hollywood Junkyard EP on June 17th, produced by Vance Powell (Jack White, Bleached, The Raconteurs). Mike Patton said of the signing, Its so great to welcome The Bobby Lees to Ipecac. Take no prisoners, DIY rock and roll. Cant wait to share these tunes with the world, and Ipecac co-owner Greg Werckman added: When our A&R guy, Henry Rollins, brought The Bobby Lees to our attention we did not hesitate. A great band, great people with the right attitude. Honored to be a part of the future of this band.

The Bobby Lees are Macky Bowman (drums), Nick Casa (guitar), Sam Quartin (vocals/guitar) and Kendall Wind (bass). The Woodstock, N.Y.-based band have released two albums: Beauty Pageant (2018) and Skin Suit (2020), with the latter produced by Jon Spencer and released on Alive Natural Sound Records.

Classic Rock Magazine adeptly said of the band: Rock and roll as it ought to be: off the hook, unhinged, ravaged by Satan, hysterically vital, both kicking serious arse and against polite societys pricks. As undisciplined as No Wave, as steeped in comatose cool as 70s CBGBs blank generation, and as stylishly ferocious as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

The Bobby Lees will be on tour forever.

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