Today, Dundee-based singer-songwriter Theo Bleak returns with her latest single, To The Boys. Serving as the centrepiece of her new EP, Iliad, also out today, showcasing her talent for brutally honest lyrics that are delicately presented through its lyrics and tender vocals that flow over nostalgic 90s-laced guitars.

Of the single, Theo states:

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‘To the Boys’ is about the other supposed ‘Bohemians’ from Dundee and the unwanted tie we have to each other. It is about how addiction issues of varying kinds became an issue, in place of failed dreams. ‘What happened to the boys’ includes me.

Theo Bleak is the namesake of Dundee-based Katie Lynch, who created the moniker as an avenue to write and release songs about her experiences. Following a support slot with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds last year, and Suede and Josef earlier this year, she is set to be performing at All Points East this Summer, with further dates to be announced soon.

Also on the EP is previous single, Homer.Showcasing Theo’s talent for brutally honest, intricate lyrics, and her tender vocals, Homer is displayed over nostalgic 90s-inspired guitars. Speaking of the track, Theo states:

Homer’ is about the experiences which washed over me as a teenager, which I’ll never be able to reclaim. ‘We’ll never be here again’ is a line from Homer’s Iliad which made me rethink every passing moment.”

The forthcoming EP, Iliad, is inspired by the ancient Greek poem, which Theo has used as a framework to describe her experiences and how being ‘roommates with the past’ has affected her. 

Following on from supporting Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds last year, and having already supported the likes of Suede and Josef this year, Theo Bleak is set to play at All Points East this Summer with more dates to be announced soon. 

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Katie Macbeth

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Katie Macbeth is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Manchester, presenter of @drunktankthink, and post punk enthusiast.



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