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Although they’ve been around a little longer, it was 2020’s astonishing single Drive that brought The Bobby Lees to most people’s attention. Drive is an in-yer-face garage beast with an infectious pop-literate melody and a breakdown that gets under your skin, the Jon Spencer production making it punch its way out of your speakers. The resulting album Skin Suit was full of bangers too – by turns sexy, anxious, riotous and flat-out fucked.

Thanks to Henry Rollins, the Woodstock-formed band have now signed to Mike Patton’s ipecac label (home to everyone from Dalek to Melvins to all 324 of Patton’s side-projects) and their new EP Hollywood Junkyard is just out, led by a title track which has an accompanying video that says a lot about how The Bobby Lees see the ‘cruel and shallow money trench’ of the music business.

Now they have a good-sized label behind them, the band are finally making their way to the UK as part of a lengthy European tour. They fetch up at Newcastle’s Cluny 2 on Wednesday 6th July and they’re going to blow your tiny mind.

The Bobby Lees play The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Wednesday 6th July.

 

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