Broken Arm And All, IRESS’ Michelle Malley Delivers At Echo Park Rising Check out our thoughts, photos and video from echo Park Rising!
LOS ANGELES, CA–
“…Another band that I absolutely adore is IRESS’, and they were the last band I saw play at Bands In A Barbershop for Echo Park Rising.
I knew that IRESS” lead singer Michelle Malley had broken her arm, so I was interested to see how they would fare missing the guitar that Michelle typically plays. Well, Michelle’s guitar parts were masterfully covered by the multi-talented, Illuminati Hotties frontwoman Sarah Tudzin (who is also producing Iress’ newest project!).
Personally, I loved seeing Michelle perform without having to play the guitar, even with the arm sling. If you aren’t familiar with IRESS, their music is somber, loud and heavy. The sonics alone are emotionally impactful, so without having to pay attention to her instrument, it really felt like Michelle’s concentration was focused on bringing all of that heaviness to life. I’m not sure whether the group has the bandwidth to add an additional player, but I think it served IRESS fantastically well on this night…”