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"A Gift of Music"

In mid-July Lee-Leet reached her target on SellaBand. Now she's about to start her tour around Europe. I talked about her experiences on SellaBand, tour plans and the music scene in Poland ...

50K MUSIC: A few weeks ago you've completed your SellaBand project. Congrats! How do you feel now?
Lee-Leet: It’s a wonderful feeling to have all this support from the people who only know you by your music. It’s a sign of appreciation for what you do as an artist and a big responsibility. Great feeling! :-) I would like to thank all my Believers once again.

50K MUSIC: It seems you had one really true believer?
Lee-Leet: I’m proud to have attracted the interest of one incredible Believer from New Zealand who has been extending his patronage over many SellaBand artists so generously. It’s a great privilege to be among his picks. The fact is that Mdwh (this is his SellaBand nick) has been a great support from the moment I’ve signed up on SellaBand up to putting the coping stone on my project. He also didn’t wait for my project to reach the target to get the incentives (which in my case were mainly music downloads) but bought all my albums in my online store well in advance. I received wonderful encouragement from him and I’m very grateful for his support.

50K MUSIC: You've raised 7.000 EUR with the project. What will you use the money for?
Lee-Leet: I will use it for touring and promotion. It will be my first tour outside of Poland so I’m very excited :-). I wanted to pay tribute to my SellaBand Believers and I named the entire tour “Leave It Behind Tour SellaBand Tour”. “Leave It Behind” is the title of my latest album I will be promoting this way. I see something almost symbolic in the fact that my SellaBand Believers who live in various locations will bring my music to the new audiences. A gift of music from one group of people to another.

50K MUSIC: Have you already made a schedule for touring this year?
Lee-Leet: Yes although it is not easy to be your own booking agent so I’m also cooperating with other artists to find the right places for gigs. I have the initial schedule with the first gigs confirmed in Holland and in Finland for November and December this year. There’s also been a nice development as I will open my tour with three concerts with The Sunpilots in Poland in October. The Sunpilots are a great band from Australia who are currently living in Berlin and touring Europe. Like me, they are truly independent, handling their own record label, finance and management . Their music is fresh and authentic.

50K MUSIC: What else do you plan for the next few months?
Lee-Leet: I have written some new songs and I’m planning to pick one to release a single. Aside from that, I want to enjoy the touring, see the new places and meet new fans.

50K MUSIC: Your song „So High“ has been licensed for Rock Band Network video game. How has this contributed to spreading the word about your music?
Lee-Leet: Rock Band is one of those places that can get you noticed and I’m proud to be the first Polish indie artist in the game. I don’t believe you can cause an overnight avalanche of interest when you operate on a small budget so my expectations are realistic. I’m just glad my music is out there and people can pass their time and enjoy themselves to it. The song began a life of its own with new “So High” covers emerging on YouTube every so often. It also had a funny side to it as I discovered on YouTube comments that in English the song title may have connotations of being “high on drugs”! So when you see a title “So High” on the list of songs you may expect something dark and gloomy and yet the song is a cheerful love song :-).

50K MUSIC: There is a lot of awesome music from Polish artists. Do you think it's hard for them to get noticed in the rest of Europe, especially in Western Europe?
Lee-Leet: I believe it’s as hard for the Polish artist as for anyone else. There are zillions of bands out there and we are all in the same pot. Surely, if you are born in London or Berlin, you may have better access to the entire music engine and find it easier to come across the right people. Poland is a big country and my observation is that Polish artists tend to be Poland centered even if some of them sing in English. Those that were noticed abroad usually have lived or are based outside of Poland. I believe that creating your own niche takes time with a lot of hard work and dedication so maybe not everyone is ready for it. Many young bands have too high expectations too soon. I also mention SellaBand to Polish bands whenever I have the opportunity but I haven’t seen any of those sign up yet. It’s a pity as SellaBand is a fantastic artist friendly platform where you can fund your project and gather a new fan base so it’s at least worth a try.

50K MUSIC: Anything else you want your fans and believers to know?
Lee-Leet: Spread the word and keep up the good work supporting the Artists on SellaBand! I may return there with a new project too, you never know ;-).

Nearest tour dates:

04-10-2012 Saturator (with The Sunpilots) @ 20:00, Warsaw
05-10-2012 Od Zmierzchu do Switu (with The Sunpilots) @ 20:00, Wroclaw
06-10-2012 Stereo Krogs (with The Sunpilots) @ 20:00, Lódz
22-11-2012 Duncker Clubl @ 22:30, Berlin
23-11-2012 Pulse Groningen @ 21:00, Groningen
25-11-2012 JW Muziekcafé Rotterdam (with Catself, Chabliz)
04-12-2012 Club Liberte (with Catself) @ 21:00, Helsinki - 50K Music

"Lee-Leet on the Indies in Motion Radio Show"

“Lee-Leet, chart climbing vocalist from Poland on the Indies in Motion Radio Show, a lively talk show direct from L.A., California, featuring independent rising stars! Lee-Leet, a chart climbing independent artist from Poland was interviewed by Rick Mizuno who is himself an Indie artist and the show’s host. Lee-Leet talked about how she got into music and what it feels like to be the first time on the charts with her song “So High”. She talked about the pluses and minuses of being an independent artist, her third album “Leave It Behind”, the origins of her artistic name Lee-Leet and her plans for the future. The full show is available to stream or download here http://gvbradio.com/indies-in-motion (under the show date 03/05/12) or on iTunes (Keyword: Indies in Motion w/Rick Mizuno). Lee-Leet is on the show from the minute 4:30 until 25:50. ” - SellaBand

"“Leave it Behind” is not something you will want to do with this album"

“Leave it Behind” is not something you will want to do with this album. The tracks are both startling and demure in their captivating impact. There’s a very human drama being played out in the music; I sense the limits of emotion, the challenge of being honest, the allure of illusion, and the power of self-realisation. The lyrics, the musical backing, and Lee-Leet’s expressive voice are deftly entwined to create intense and unusual musical flavours.” - mdwh, a SellaBand Believer - SellaBand Wall

"Goodbye Record Labels"

"Thanks to the Internet, the independent Polish artist Lee-Leet with her hit song "So High" is winning in radio charts for the last few weeks running against artists from major record companies. This is the sign of the things to come, the future that the middlemen will find hard to accept. But we don't need middlemen anymore because we have the Internet." - Pawel Dobrowolski, Wprost, Poland's leading weekly opinion magazine, the edition of the 5-11 March 2012. - Wprost

"This album is hard to classify as it doesn't follow any trends or fashions..."

"This album is hard to classify as it doesn't follow any trends or fashions. It doesn't try to fit into the current "hot sells" category either. No, Lee-Leet sang and played what she felt and what she wanted. We keep our fingers crossed! It looks like a great beginning" - said Grzegorz Zembrowski, a music journalist at the leading Polish nationwide radio station (PR 3), commenting on Lee-Leet's debut album "State of Emergency".
- Grzegorz Zembrowski, Radio 3 - Radio 3

"This music emerges from a language older than speech, the language of the heart..."

"Szymon Golab, a music journalist, wrote in his review of Lee-Leet’s first two albums: “In the case of Lee-Leet, choosing to write lyrics in English is not a matter of just favouring the latest fashion, or seeking easy phrasing. This music emerges from a language older than speech, the language of the heart, in which the human voice tends to the whisper.... What's more, there's an amazing fusion of styles in the way “Bare” is composed, as it takes quite remarkable artistic skill and musicality to range freely and convincingly from classical and jazz idioms to those to which we have become accustomed in the cool, somewhat gothic aesthetic of Bat for Lashes, or Tori Amos.”"
- Szymon Golab, Radio Jazzfm (Jun 16, 2011) - Radio Jazzfm

"Even when making the most difficult and demanding comparisons to Porcupine Tree..."

"Szymon Golab, a music journalist, wrote in the review of Lee-Leet’s latest album: „ Even when making the most difficult and demanding comparisons to Porcupine Tree or to the compact suites of Roger Waters, “Leave It Behind” does not serve as contrast but continuity, not background, but foreground of those great musical stories."
- Szymon Golab, Radio Jazzfm (, Radio Jazzfm (Nov 17, 2011) - Radio Jazzfm


"Leave It Behind", LP, November 2011
„Bare”, LP, March 2011
„State of Emergency”, LP, December 2009
„Rebel”, single, August 2010
„Im Dalej”, single, January 2011



Lee-Leet’s stage name is inspired by the mythical Lady Demon, Lilith. She’s an indie singer/songwriter from Poland who plays the piano, produces and publishes her own music.

Lee-Leet's music is a form of Art Rock with progressive and avant-garde influences. In her lyrics she talks about emotions, difficult relationships, love, spirituality, metaphysics, disappointment, hope, and the quest for the intangible. 

Lee-Leet reaches out to their audience through the Internet without the backing of a record label. She’s financing her music with her fans’ money too via a crowd funding platform, SellaBand, where she achieved her funding target, and has her songs played by radio stations in a number of countries. In November 2012, Lee-Leet set out on her fan financed European tour with seven concerts in Germany, Holland and in Finland. Her tour continues and there will be more concerts at the beginning of 2013.

Lee-Leet is the first Polish indie artist who’s love song “So High” has been licensed by the video game giant, Rock Band Network, that has a fan base of millions of users worldwide. All of this happened inside 2.5 years since her debut in late 2009.

Similar artists: Florence and the Machines, Bjork, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Evanescence, Within Temptation, PJ Harvey, Bat for Lashes, Porcupine Tree.