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Eden Iris is a New Zealand artist “with the ambition to carve out her own niche on the immense tree of folk-inspired music” (Tobi, Demerara Records). Recording and producing out of her home studio, Eden combines her love of infectious pop melodies and the grit of Americana stringed instruments to create a unique and mesmerizing storytelling experience for her audience. 


Moving to Los Angeles at twenty years-old with just a suitcase and a guitar, Eden’s music has also taken her music cities such as Nashville, Austin, and New Orleans, to perform and co-write with established songwriters. Commanding a strong live performance with her unique rhythm guitar technique, she has supported touring artists such as Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Gin Wigmore (You Are Us Concert, LA, 2019), Nik Kershaw (NZ Tour 2014), Mark Scibalious (Hotel Cafe, LA, 2018), and Tami Neilson and Troy Kingi (Folk Alliance International in New Orleans, 2020). 


She entered a new artistic era with the release of her EP, Demons in 2018. Demons was an electric collaboration between herself and Australian songwriter/producer Jess Harlen, who met Eden in Los Angeles. The EP was described as “soul stirring, beautifully arranged and poignantly observed…” by Mike Alexander (Sunday Star Times) and received radio-play on Los Angeles station 88.5 KCSN — a strong supporter of Eden’s music ever since. The haunting indie-folk song “Dark Sunday Dream” has been in regular rotation on Radio Paradise for years and has received critical acclaim by indie-folk blogs around the world, including AlexRainBird Music, where it found its cult following. Eden’s single “Worse Things” (November 2019) which was co-written with Maia Sharp, premiered with Billboard and American Songwriter Magazine, and also became a fan-favorite.


Eden released her debut album The Fuchsia & the Grey in April, 2021. The album was described by Buzzbands LA as “ethereal-folk-pop”, and was received warmly by her fanbase and bloggers such as Trust the Doc (Exile FM). “This gem is an unusual and uplifting anthem for grief”  - Caesar Live N Loud. Eden was awarded the Folk/Acoustic Act of the year (2020) by UK based radio-station Radio Wigwam, and was a winner of the International Songwriting Competition “Inspire Your Songs” Category (May 2021). 


In late 2023, she moved back to New Zealand to connect with her roots, where she continues to dedicate her time to writing songs. “Sunshine Motel” is the first in a series of singles she will be releasing in 2024.

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