Australian activist Kev Lee arrived on the island of Taiwan and ended up sleeping on a park bench before getting settled into his new life. After careful planning and dedication, he cultivated the idea for what would grow into Leek Records and a melodic punk and hardcore band called Consider the Meek. After Consider the Meek's trial release, the lo-fi poetic Dream Up a Threat, Leek Records went on to assemble a couple split CDs along side fellow local and expat bands as well as reaching out further internationally with The Vickers from Japan and the classic US pop punk band The Queers. The release of Now Generation saw the fruition of Kev Lee's goal as a band with more local activism involving challenging chain restaurants in Taiwan to carry vegan friendly alternatives and also bringing their message to audiences abroad by touring Japan several times.
Kev Lee started out by organizing animal rights awareness events with local bands while also playing the island's local talent events and festivals. Being an expat punk band, Consider the Meek are also often featured at foreigner events like Hoping for Hoping's Peace Fest and amazed the Taipei crowd when they brought California punk mainstay NOFX to headline a show at The Wall. In a drive to bring more foreign bands to Taiwan, Leek Records has organized Anti-Pop!, a concert series in which a bands from outside Taiwan are invited to play shows with support from local bands. 2008 saw the release of Consider the Meek's much anticipated third album Above the System which received reviews on punk sites around the net and was picked up by Japanese label Cock Suck Records setting them up for a follow-up tour of the country.
"The People's Introduction to Neo-liberalism" - MV