|20.07.2008: STAGGER LEE IS DEAD!:||THE DAGGER LEES|
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|STAGGER LEE IS DEAD!|
LONG LIVE THE DAGGER LEES!
Irish rock'n'roll noir four piece announce name change & the recording of their debut album with legendary Detroit producer Jim Diamond of White Stripes, Von Bondies & Electric Six fame.
This female fronted, blues screaming, white-hot soul racket began life in Dublin in 2006 as Stagger Lee, and made waves in 2007 with the release of their debut single 'Bad Shoes' on their own label, Split Lip Records. The single reached no. 5 on Ireland's indie chart.
The band, delighted to confirm the recording of their debut album in the USA with Jim Diamond in early 2009, face legal difficulties with future releases if they continue under the name Stagger Lee. And so, in a storming sea of change, the Dagger Lees are born!
In embracing the new name, the Dagger Lees look forward to spending the summer writing and pre-producing their album. To celebrate they will release a free download-only single next month through their MySpace site so stay tuned for that! If you would like to receive an MP3 of the single please return an email with MP3 in subject title! It's that simple.
The Dagger Lee's sound still embodies the spirit of Robert Johnson's Devil-at-the-crossroads and Mavis Staple's sultry gospel cry with a passionate lust for some god-damn rock and roll!
The Dagger Lees are also delighted to announce the inclusion of their track 'Scarlet Fever' on the forthcoming US film release by punk rock film company Vivid Alt. They've made several TV appearances on Irish television already this year and the video accompanying their debut single in 2007 has had over 68,000 Youtube views, as well as being short-listed in the London Portobello film festival.
Having played with international acts such as The Kills, Jon Spencer Blues Xplosion, The Duke Spirit, Sleater Kinny, The Grates, The Long Blondes, The Drones and The Von Bondies, The Dagger Lees are delighted to have been invited back to play the beautiful Speigeltent in Dublin in September 2008 and slots at Glasgowbury Festival 08 and Solas Festival 08.
Stay tuned to www.myspace.com/thedaggerlees for updates and sneak previews of demos for the album and join the mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org to be the first to hear about upcoming news and gig dates.
The Dagger Lee's are coming for you!
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