Like everyone else Lucky Iris spent lockdown daydreaming of all the things they’d do once lockdown ended… and more specifically all the coffee and self-doubt they’d consume in their favourite local coffee shop. The alt-pop duo, made up of Maeve (Vocalist) and Jasper (Instrumentalist), wrote the track in their living room and produced remotely by Ed Heaton and mixed by Lee Smith (Easy Life/Holly Humberstone).
“Coffee Shop was really just created from our desire to get out into the world during lockdown. Although we were desperate to travel again, we found ourselves really wanting just to sit in our favourite local coffee shop and feel that little sense of normality that comes with being out and about running errands and stressing about running errands. The little things which seemed suddenly so big when they got taken away from us!” (Maeve)
Coffee Shop is the first single Lucky Iris have released after spending a year writing and cementing their sound, with their second release of the year set to be Speak Soon which will be out in November 2021 (followed by further new music and an EP in the new year).
This next set of releases are being released with the help and support of Launchpad through the non-profit Music:Leeds. The pair secured funding following the success of their self-released EP ‘Turns Out We Should Have Stayed at Home’ in April 2020, in the midst of the first lockdown and within a week they were BBC Introducing West Yorkshire Track of the Week (and later included in the Best of 2020).
Lucky Iris took to the stage for the first time on September 8th, to support The Lottery Winners at The Key Club, Leeds. The pair also have plans to do a “tour” of coffee shops in line with their newest release.
“Everytime I hear new music from Lucky Iris they manage to one up it… and this is just so good!” (Shell Zenner – Amazing Radio)