Dubh Lee releases debut EP ‘Animals and Friends’
Dubh Lee’s debut EP Animals and Friends was released today, 5th of May 2023. So far two singles have been released from the 4-track EP, ‘Low Again’ and ‘Holly Would’, with a heart-rending music video accompanying the latter. This EP explores the artist’s internalized misogyny and romantic misadventures
“The EP title is taken from the lyrics of ‘Held You’, the fourth track. “You say we’re mates in every sense, as animals and friends”. I thought it was fitting because each track on Animals and Friends contemplates a different aspect of my relationships with friends and lovers”
Irish guitarist and singer-songwriter Dubh Lee emerged on the Dublin music scene in 2018 with her lively residency in The International Bar and has since entertained countless audiences across Ireland. With wide-ranging influences from folk, blues and rock and an unadorned, honest vocal style she writes songs that examine excess, ennui, heartache and womanhood.
Dubh Lee has performed at festivals and events such as the Ruby Sessions, Electric Picnic, Fuinneamh and the Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon as well as intimate shows opening for acts such as Jack Lukeman, Jerry Fish and Bagatelle. She supported jazz band Jimmy’s Cousin on their Irish tour, which included performances in The Set Theatre in Kilkenny, Dolan’s in Limerick and The Sugar Club in Dublin. Not afraid of experimenting with genre, Dubh Lee’s vocals have featured on the tracks of hip-hop and drum’n’bass artists and her live shows are dynamic, with gentle acoustic tunes building up to intense, electric-guitar driven bangers to get the crowd jumping. In 2020 she released her single Carousel, a bluesrock stomper with a psychedelic music video and themes of debauchery and overindulgence.
You can stream the new Animals and Friends EP below: