IIRIS

IIRIS

 Tallinn, Harjumaa, EST
BandPop

Biography

IIRIS is a young singer-songwriter with ambitious dreams. She received her first dose of international recognition in spring 2010 when her song "Astronaut" was chosen by the readers of finnish music magazine Rumba as the "Best Estonian Song". Shortly after that she won the Skype's "Go Change The World Award" at Tallinn Music Week.

Things are moving full speed ahead, during the summer she and her live band performed in many times Finland, Turkey, Latvia and Estonia. Recently they had three shows in Germany at the Popkomm festival. Right now they have a few upcoming gigs in Estonia, Russia and at the Lost In Music festival in Finland.

At the moment she is crafting her debut album with the mad scientist, producer and co-writer Sethh. Aspiring to create something special, she has ventured into a secret dimension where pop, rock, innovation, synthesizers, classical piano, electronic soundscapes, catchy melodies, random madness, senseless beauty, zombies, cats and unicorns all become one.

Jacob Ehrnrooth, Exogenic Records:
“All it took was one song to convince me.”

Dietmar Schwenger, MusikWoche:
„Especially good performance and a really good songwriting“

Lasse Hytönen, Gaea Booking:
„Marvellous stage charisma and fantastic voice. Overwhelmingly the best Estonian artist.

Sami Sänpäkkilä, Fonal Records:
“An artist, that could be followed by commercial success – comparable to Kate Bush”

Fernando Ladeiro-Marques, MaMA Festival, Le Pritemps de Bourges:
„A young artist, with a very unique sound and a really good live performance.”

Lyrics

ASTRONAUT

Written By: Iiris Vesik

o-oh how come
a knock on the door
and it's devastating news
an astronaut
still young to the core has heard
his dream being achieved
but he said

i know that i'm no the same
though the similarities
i'm gonna go, make my way
they got the moon but i'll conquer mars

as time flew by
big discs in the sky appeared
glowing near the clouds
and one night near dawn
the boy saw one of them
take off from the ground
so he said

i know that i'm no the same
though the similarities
i'm gonna go, make my way
they got the moon but i'll conquer mars

"headline edition, july 8, 1947: a flying disc has been found and is now in roswell, new mexico"

space in your mind
feel the tides
magnet waves
paradise
crawls right by
for some light
we must fight
for some

i know that i'm no the same
though the similarities
i'm gonna go, make my way
they got the moon but i'll conquer

no matter where
mars may be
i can feel what is right for me
there are more ways than we think
and to trust our way is what sets us free

Set List

(The usual set is about 40 minutes.)

01. GUMMYBEAR
02. ZOMBIE
03. DRAGON SONG
04. ASTRONAUT
05. MELYSE
06. ISHOKJUUT
07. SONG IN A BOX
08. BIG BAT
09. MERMAN
10. XDANCE
11. IGOR
12. ACCESS