ress announce new album ‘Sleep Now, In Reverse’ out 26th July 2024 via Church Road Records (ROW) and Dune Altar (USA)

“One of the most mesmerizing vocalists in heavy music, Michelle Malley. Her raw, yearning howl is prone to foundational cracks that only underscore its authenticity” – Decibel Magazine

“There’s an ethereal quality to Iress’ music that makes me feel like I’m floating in an energetic primordial ocean, being called to my next journey by a voice made of pure light.” – CVLT Nation

“With its poignant emotional content and deep, dark musical landscapes, the music of Iress is a sharply sorrowful balm for the deepest of wounds.” – Rue Morgue

The stalwart Los Angeles-based dream metal band, IRESS, have just released their first singles “FALLING” and “THE REMAINS” from their upcoming album Sleep Now, In Reverse.  IRESS’ music is the sonic equivalent of standing on a beach as a tidal wave approaches — aware of certain devastation, yet transfixed and grateful to witness something so terrifyingly beautiful. Drawing inspiration from dark, yet commanding elements including metal, shoegaze, and slowcore, their music presents a cinematic crescendo that swells with intensity and wanes with sorrow.

IRESS formed in the musical crucible of Los Angeles in 2010. Frontwoman Michelle Malley, dubbed “the Adele of Doom” by LA music peers, possesses vocals that range from an enveloping smokey warmth to anguished belting, revealing an emotional depth that arrests with unbelievable restraint and control. The band, composed of bassist Michael Maldonado, drummer Glenn Chu, and guitarist Graham Walker, have fostered a chemistry that translates seamlessly to the stage. Their live performances are intentional and dynamic, leaving audiences stunned to silence, moved to tears, and immersed in a satisfying amount of crushing distortion.

Over the years Iress has evolved, always exploring new dimensions in their sound, yet always showcasing Malley’s equally fragile and ferocious vocals. Their intentionality in crafting concise songs, each flickering into existence with magnificent intensity, aligns with nuanced storytelling. 

Iress seamlessly weaves layers of crushing guitars, atmospheric textures, and brooding rhythms, creating a sonic tapestry that blends darkness and beauty. With their upcoming LP, Sleep Now, In Reverse, and an international touring schedule in 2024, Iress invites listeners to be transported to a realm where darkness and beauty intertwine.

Upcoming tour dates

Thu, Apr 18 – Los Angeles – Resident DTLA*
Sat, Jun 22 –  Los Angeles – Lodge Room Highland Park#
Tue, Aug 13 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion^
Wed, Aug 14 – Brighton And Hove, UK – Chalk^
Thu, Aug 15 @ – Sheffield, UK – Corporation^
Fri, Aug 16 – Bristol, UK – ArcTanGent Festival 2024

*with Mildred & GYLT
#with Blackwater Holylight
^with Hexvessel


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