Peeling, led by Kiev-born songwriter Annabelle Lee and featuring Jimmy Tony Rowlinson (Dilly Dally) on bass, Denholm Whale (Odonis Odonis) on drums, and Alejandro Cairncross on guitar, are newly signed to Buzz Records and released their debut EP, Rats in Paradise, on October 14th, 2016. Building on her work in her previous project, Mexican Slang, Lee began conceptualizing the project in the summer of 2015, writing the songs that would eventually make up the EP before recruiting her bandmates and recording at Union Sound Company in December of that year. Exploring themes of sexuality, consumerism, religion, and mental illness, Lee describes the EP as being fundamentally about conquering fear. As the EP’s lead single “Leisure Life” introduces the band at their most bruising, collating influences like The Gun Club, The Slits and Fugazi into a sound that immediately feels like a vital part of 2017’s musical landscape while staking out a unique place within it.