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Eyedress is the alias of Filipino artist Idris Vicuña, formerly lead guitarist of Manila based psychedelic indieoise 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 solo project which would eventually become Eyedress.
He released his first solo record entitled “Hearing Colors” in 2013. It was well received by music blogs and 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.
Now signed to UK label Lex Records, he released his third full length record “Manila Ice” in 2017, which gained support from The Fader, Hypebeast, Pigeons and Planes, and i-D.
2018 has seen him release a series of singles which hint at a new direction and set the stage for his fourth album, due for release via Lex Records in November 2018.