One of my favourite new artists to emerge in 2014 gives his first NME interview this week. Idris Vicuña goes by the name Eyedress, and in the mag he chats to Kevin EG Perry about growing up in Arizona and California before moving back to Manila when he was a teenager. From there he's created some wonderfully evocative music, which is slotting right into place on XL-affiliated label Abeano.
His 'Supernatural EP' is out now and comes highly recommended. Here, Idris has done us a mixtape of tunes that inspire his own music, commenting: "I chose these songs because they are was what I was listening to when I made my album. It's sort of like a blend of all those tracks. Like a collage of sounds."
1. Gangsta Pat - I Wanna Smoke
2. oOoOO - Break Yr Heart
3. Joker - Digidesign (Om Unit's Pop Lock Remix)
4. Part Time - Cassie (Won't You Be My Doll)
5. Ringo Deathstarr - Other Things
6. Echo Shade - Fluorescent Nights
7. Tennille - Alright OK
8. 2000F & J Kamata - You Don't Know What Love Is
9. Metro Zu - Don't Try
10. The Radio Dept. - Someone Else
Here's his essential info:
Based: Quezon City, Manila, the Philippines
For Fans Of: Grimes, Holy Other
Buy It Now: The ‘Supernatural’ EP is out now
See Him Live: He's just been announced to play London's Sebright Arms on February 21 as part of the NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas
Believe It Or Not: After moving back to the Philippines, Idris hated school so much that he paid his way out. He never actually finished high school.