Though Iris once saw themself as a “singer-songwriter girl,” by 2018, they knew they wanted something different. They wanted to play in a rock band, to collaborate, and to build a world.It was soon after that Iris met Alex Harwood at Little Skip’s, located just steps away from Brooklyn DIY institution Silent Barn. Though Iris needed a drummer, they soon discovered that Alex was secretly an incredible guitarist–and their connection formed the basis of a fast-moving songwriting partnership. Before they knew it, they were a band, and played shows all over the city for the next several years. “Our dynamic is brotherly. He’s seen me through growth, through transitioning, and who I’ve become. It’s a familial feeling.”