Visceral rock ‘n’ roll band, The Bobby Lees tour!

Un-tempered, no frills rock ‘n’ roll comes from The Bobby Lees as they release the video for the riotous new track “Dig Your Hips“, taken from the upcoming four-song Hollywood Junkyard EP on June 17th. The band are also set to tour throughout June and July, which will mark the band’s first shows in the UK and Ireland.

On the song, Sam (vocals) says “This song’s about a psychotic episode I had while partying in the desert, and the feeling of wanting to set fire to your life and run away from it with someone you barely know.”

Drummer Macky adds, “this song is about exactly what it sounds like. With most things but most notably art there’s no such thing as objectivity, pretty ironic considering how objects are viewed as a pretty ubiquitous medium for artistic expression. Anyway, the way we relate with an object, surprisingly, has a lot to do with our own spacial and conceptual relationship to it. All that is to say that it’d feel a little too self indulgent to give a personal overview of the song as at the end of the day I’d just be forcing you to watch the movie, my movie, before you read the book, so to speak… That being said, this song is about exactly what it sounds like. I really hope you like it!”

The video, directed by John Swab, was shot in an abandoned factory whilst the band were on tour in Tulsa, Oklahoma in March.


The Bobby Lees are:

Macky Bowman (drums)

Nick Casa (guitar)

Sam Quartin (vocals/guitar)

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.

Rock and roll as it ought to be: off the hook, unhinged, ravaged by Satan, hysterically vital, both kicking serious arse and against polite society’s pricks. As undisciplined as No Wave, as steeped in comatose cool as ‘70s CBGB’s blank generation, and as stylishly ferocious as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.” – CLASSIC ROCK

an explosion of intensity of high-concept, low budget rock’n’roll” – UNCUT

the chops and the weirdness to refresh vintage rock, punk and blues…” – THE CHICAGO READER

Further EP details and tour dates below.

Hollywood Junkyard EP cover

Hollywood Junkyard EP track list:

Hollywood Junkyard – official video

Strange Days

Dig Your Hips – official video

Be My Enemy

The Bobby Lees said of partnering with Ipecac: “We’re very excited to be on Ipecac Recordings! They have bands we love, and most importantly the label is run by honest, no bullshit people. They let their artists make their own decisions and we really appreciate that. It’s rare nowadays for a label to take a chance on a band that doesn’t fit in one lane. Ipecac welcomed us and that challenge with open arms. They seem to be a label that fights for the misfits and the bands that have their own pulse. As soon as we met them, we knew this album found its home.”

Pre-save the Hollywood Junkyard EP here. Vance Powell (Jack White, Bleached, The Raconteurs) produced the four-song release.


The Bobby Lees on tour

North American tour dates:

May 27 Grand Rapids, MI Skelletones

May 28 Indianapolis, IN Melody Inn

May 29 St. Louis, MO – The Record Space

June 1 Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad

June 2 Phoenix, AZ Trunk Space

June 3 Las Vegas, NV American Legion Post 8

June 4 McGill, NV Shellraiser Festival

June 6 Ft. Collins, CO Surfside 7

June 9 Kansas City, KS minibar

June 10 Louisville, KY – 1512 Portal

June 11 Pittsburgh, PA – Secret Show


European tour dates:

June 23rd Paris, FR La Maroquinerie

June 24th Nijmegen, NL Merleyn

June 25th Haarlem, NL Kliko Festival (Patronaat)

June 26th Amsterdam, NL Paradiso

June 29th Birmingham, UK Hare & Hounds

June 30th Nottingham, UK Bodega HLD

July 1st Dublin, IE Workmans

July 2nd Limerick, IE Kasbah

July 3rd Belfast, UK Ulster Sports Club

July 5th Glasgow, UK Broadcast

July 6th Newcastle, UK Cluny 2

July 7th Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club

July 8th London, UK The Shacklewell Arms

July 9th Brighton, UK The Hope

July 10th Gierle, BE Sjock Festival

July 12th Malmoe, SE Plan B

July 13th Copenhagen, DK Stairway

July 15th Riegsee, DE Raut OAK Festival

July 16th Breitenbach Am Inn, AT Gasthof Schwaiger

July 19th Montpellier, FR Secret Place

July 20th Meymac, FR Open Air Marketplace

July 21st Binic, FR Binic Folk Blues Festival

July 22nd Bordeaux, FR Relâche Festival