The U.K.-based duo of Josh Christopher and Melis Soyaslanová make atmospheric electropop as IYES ("eyes"). After finding success in the blogosphere with early singles, they issued their first EP, Part One, in 2015.
A native of Prague, Czech Republic, Soyaslanová met Birmingham, England's Josh Christopher in 2012 through a mutual friend in Brighton. At the time, Soyaslanová was attending the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and Christopher was leading the project 000. The two of them wrote and recorded a song together ("Lighthouse"), shared it online, and it was picked up by various music blogs, receiving thousands of streams in its first week. They followed it with 2013's "'Til Infinity." A handful of stand-alone singles followed in 2014 before they issued the Part One EP via Love by Mistake in mid-2015. Part Two followed before the end of the year. They partnered with Time Records for the single "Feelings" in 2017; a remix featuring Ryan Riback called "This Feeling" followed a year later. ~ Marcy Donelson