This week, Eyedress released his new single “Trauma.” The integral beat behind “Trauma” is paired with some very smooth chords & Eyedress singing a soft falsetto. Regarding the song, Eyedress stated: “Trauma is a song I wrote last year when I was still living in Manila. It’s about people who keep secrets, infidelity, and wanting to escape the Philippines.”
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 – 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. He followed up in 2016 with his second full length, Shapeshifter. The title track featured King Krule under his Edgar The Breathtaker alias.
The follow up was released in November 2018. Sensitive G is a deeply personal reflection on the joys and pains of his life in Manila told through the styles he was influenced whilst growing up in the US; R&B, dream-pop, indie rock, punk rock and G-funk. A more solitary affair, Sensitive G was recorded almost entirely by himself in his bedroom and demonstrates a more refined and visceral approach to his process and palette.
Following the release of Sensitive G he relocated from Manila to LA, and began collaborating with kindred spirits like Cuco and Inner Wave. 2019, saw Eyedress, tour with Homeshake, Enjoy, Jasper Bones, N8NOFACE, and B Cool Aid, as well as supporting Inner Wave on their 13 date west coast tour in June.
11/15 – Santa Barbara, CA @ KCSB
12/4 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
12/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Cid
12/10 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar