After 4 unique albums in as many years, a couple of EP’s and numerous other projects including remixes (for acts as diverse as Akira The Don, Shinichi Osawa and Richard Walters/Liu Bei) and directing, acting and sound tracking his own short slasher ﬁlm/mixtape, Lee Christian has decided to step out from his recent internet screen conﬁnes into the real world to bring his message to the people, so The Meaning Of Life? (one of two albums planned for this year) is released Sep 9th. A sumptuous smorgasbord of styles and sonic terrain, the album is held together conceptually and lyrically by a whistle stop tour of life’s landmarks and deﬁning moments with wry commentary and a certain amount of disregard. Lee juggles rock, trip hop, electro-pop, retro-pop, piano ballads, jazz elements and even world music as he incorporates the sound of trumpets, oriental stringed instruments, steel drums and a sitar (the very same that George Harrison learnt on) into a psychedelic blend inspired by everyone from The Beatles to Bowie to Beck and beyond. Aside from a few guests, he has written, performed and produced everything on the album and vocally speaking the range is no less impressive - baritone to falsetto and everything in between.
Once the scourge of the underground gig scene fronting riotous rock outﬁt Smilex (hand-picked to play with punk legends The Damned and many more, releases with MC Lars and The Young Knives and garnering support from XFM, 6music and a whole host of other stations, press and blogs), Lee recently returned to the stage with a revamped version of his versatile collective of Oxford’s ﬁnest players The Prohibition Smokers Club to give his solo material its debut live airing at this year’s Truck Festival. See it here: https://vimeo.com/176720091 (password: underoos)
More shows are being organised as you read this, building to a summer festival tour in 2017 but never one to sit idly, Lee has many projects in the works including new releases from Smilex, The ProhibitionSmokers Club and Boywithatoy (his electronic funk duo with ex-Rock Of Travolta despot Phill Honey). Not to mention a slated 5 eclectic solo records in various stages of completion over the next 18 months, along with more of his unique videos too (made in collaboration with Grace Williams). One thing we can assure you it will not be dull… why not join him for the ride?