Lys Morke

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Lys Morke (Irene Talló) is a singer-songwriter, producer and visual artist based in Barcelona and born in the nearby town of Terrassa. Through ambient, electronic music and dark pop, she blurs the lines between genres and invites us to explore the inner emotional world with a nostalgic look towards the 90s of PJ Harvey, Massive Attack or Tori Amos and the influence of contemporary electronica by artists such as Arca, Sega Bodega or Grimes.

Whether with intimate ballads drenched in electronic landscapes – or with reggaeton, techno, autotune and thick bass sounds – her songs tell us stories of desire, cruel love and loss. An exercise of introspection and vulnerability that reflects the therapeutic process: feeling and materializing emotions in order to heal and rebuild oneself.

At the age of 8, Irene picked up a guitar for the first time and has never let go of it – it has been her main tool for exploring music throughout her life. Now, however, this formative instrument takes a back seat. Having traversed genres as disparate as alternative folk and experimental metal, she toured throughout Europe in group projects before beginning to lay down the foundations of Lys Morke in 2019. Experimenting with her music and performance in the eye of an online audience, Irene developed as a producer by fusing many electronic subgenres such as ambient, hyperpop or techno without losing the roots that have built her musical identity, such as alternative and progressive rock. Preparing to release her new music, she is joined in the live band by Jaime Díaz-Otero (electronic percussion) and Judit K (synthesizers).

In 2023, Lys Morke signed a recording deal with Toronto-based Artoffact Records (Kælan Mikla, Front Line Assembly, Cevin Key, GGGOLDDD, ULTRA SUNN). 2024 and 2025 will see a series of releases on the label, as well as plans for touring and festivals. Lys Morke will visit the UK with Maybeshewill in May and toured with A.A. Williams throughout Europe last year; she debuted the project outside of her homeland a few months earlier at Arctangent alongside Swans, Jaga Jazzist, Petbrick and Converge.

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