OBEY RECORDS Ep 7: Eyedress
Eyedress is the alias of Filipino artist Idris Vicuña, formerly lead guitarist of psychedelic indie/noise-pop band Bee Eyes. Born in 1990 in the city of Makati, Philippines, Vicuña relocated to the US with his family at the age of 6. He was raised in Phoenix, Arizona before moving to San Clemente, California at the age of 13, where he started playing bass in a Crass-influenced crust-punk band.
In 2005, Vicuña moved back to Manila where he formed Bee Eyes with friends Julius Valledor and Diego Abad. Valledor taught Vicuña the art of sampling and making loops. During downtime from the band Vicuña pursued his own project, which would eventually become Eyedress.
He released his first solo record entitled ‘Hearing Colors’ in 2013. Well received by music blogs, it led to him signing his first record deal with XL Recordings imprint Abeano. Later that year they released his EP ‘Supernatural’ which saw praise from publications such as The Guardian and NME.
He followed up in 2016 with his second full length, ‘Shapeshifter’, on his own label Babe Slayer. The title track featured King Krule under his Edgar The Breathtaker alias, as well as several underground artists including London rapper Oscar #Worldpeace and LA rapper Pyramid Vritra.
He released his third full length record ‘Manila Ice’ on UK label Lex Records in 2017. Described as an album about love and survival in the Philippines, it gained support from The Fader, Hypebeast, Pigeons and Planes, and i-D.
His latest offering ‘Sensitive G’ was released by Lex Records on 16 November 2018.
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