The Ljubljana-based post-punk/power pop band Lelee is a symbol of cross-cultural collaboration among Balkan musicians – Belgrade-born vocalist and bassist Jelena Rusjan (Borghesia, TRUS!), Macedonian guitarist and vocalist Damjan Manevski (Rush to Relax, Molokai) and two Slovenians – drummer Leon Stoilković (Fellow Finch) and keyboardist Blaž Gracar (Blaž). As participants of Club Marathon 2020, the yearly club tour organised by Radio Študent, the band made a name for itself on the regional alternative music scene with its radiant and exciting d.i.y. indie sound. In 2021 they joined Moonlee Records family to release their debut album ‘Čuka bije pumpa’.
Lelee are champions of melodious indie songwriting with a knack for pop sensibility, smoothly delivering catchy choruses and light-hearted, sometimes nostalgic and every so often even more fierce melodies—ideal for long motorway escapades and never-ending summer wanderings. Damjan’s guitar jangles joyously, Jelena delivers bass lines that make your toes itch, and Jan makes sure that everything is tight, resulting in a perfect soundtrack for lazy afternoons in the summer garden. Their music is a kind of imaginary Adriatic indie rock that is emotive, sincere and straightforward, tailored for alternative as well as mainstream audiences looking for fresh music.
– Moonlee Records