April 13, 2024

Leeds-based female fronted synthpop act Lucky Iris returns with EP ‘Maybe I’m Too Much’

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(Photo by Jack Carr) Out today is the brand new 4-track EP by the leeds-based synthpop act Lucky Iris, “Maybe I’m Too Much”.

The band aka Maeve and Jasper have been featured on Side-Line before with their very catchy synthpop style. The duo formed during lockdown and started performing live in September 2021, which has seen them touring cities such as Leeds, London, Liverpool and so on, as well as appearing on festival lineups including Live At Leeds, Long Division, 110 Above and most recently The Great Escape.

The new EP was written and produced by the duo, and mixed by Richard Wilkinson (Adele, Kaiser Chiefs) and mastered by Antony Ryan (Oh Wonder).

Maeve explaisn the deeper meaning of the title track as follows: “This song is for anyone who’s ever been made feel like they’re ‘too much’. And particularly for those who’ve been made feel like they’re ‘too much’ by someone they love. Because there really is no need to minimise yourself to fit into a neat little box packaged by someone else. But it’s taken me far too long to realise that…”

Jasper adds: “‘Maybe I’m Too Much’ is actually one of the first songs I wrote for Lucky Iris. And the initial version was so sad. But something clicked in my brain after being let down…again! And I realised that me being perceived as ‘too much’ really isn’t a me problem after all. In the main hook I sing, ‘Maybe I’m Too Much’, but don’t you ever think that maybe you are not enough’. And of course, I’m not actually trying to imply that anyone isn’t enough. Instead, I made ‘maybe i’m too much’ a reminder not to let other people tell you how you should feel about yourself. And maybe… after all is said and done… it’s not me… it’s you.”

Upcoming Live Dates:

  • 11/08/23 – EP Launch Party @ The Vinyl Whistle, Leeds
  • 23/08/23 – Sofar Sounds, Leeds
  • 19/09/23 The Polar Bear, Hull
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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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