Enigmatic singing songwriting newcomer iest has a magnificently cool blooded, blissed out space waltz in the bag for his third single, ‘Lizard Skin Chic’, putting his brittle, ambrosial vocals and washed out, lilting guitars up against obscured lyrics and a general dreamy feeling, all produced by South Welsh independent music maestro, Minas, and visually adorned with ancient arcane Sumerian reptilian statue artwork.
Angling indistinctly at illuminati cover stars, equally at aimless inner-city drives and romantic wanderings in the rain, the record meanders gracefully around various juxtaposed nomadic subjects before the slow dance shifts up a gear, briefly, with all of the surf guitars and jazz drums summoned up into a rapture of other-worldly bleeps and squalls and then adroitly released back to a hazy, revelatory calm.
iest is in the process of piecing together his debut ep ‘Everything You Know’, due for release on 18th November, which we are of the understanding will also contain prior singles ‘Disappear’ and ‘Go Slow’. There’s an essential sounding EP Launch at Rothfink Industries HQ in Bedwas on release day, as per the funky graphic above.
‘Lizard Skin Chic’ was released on 4th November and you should take a listen on the Spotify link below: