Songs for Iris is a Copenhagen based pop/folk quartet, but due to their highland sound you might place them in Ireland or Scotland instead.
To describe Songs for Iris as simply a traditional folk band would be wrong, however. The music is also influenced by both americana and pop, but what really defines the sound is the playful vocal arrangements between the soprano voice of Heidi Mattsson, and the tenor voices of Jakob Ambeck Vase and Mads Nyland. The combined harmony is exceptional, and accompanied beautifully by 6 and 12 string guitars and cajon.
As listener, you will have a wonderful musical and lyrical experience. The original songs explore themes of love and life, with both a melancholic tone and lighter, more humorous stories. The friendship between the members with the playful comments and anecdotes that follow, brings warmth and laughter to any stage. A concert with Songs for Iris is both dreamy, heartfelt, intense and energetic.
“The sound of good company on a warm summer night.” – Danish music magazine GAFFA ****
“Crystal clear country pop… elegantly combined with inspirations from Irish and Scottish folk music.” – Danish paper Bornholms Tidende
“Three amazing voices that with great talent, brightness and grace beautifully communicate lyrics.” – Karl Georg of Academic Books