(soul / dream pop)

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Bio

IRTH (formerly ‘Daemon & Airdrie’) are a songwriting duo from BC, Canada who combine intensely emotional, interweaving vocal harmonies with relaxed, minimal rhythms and sparse instrumentation to produce soundscapes that are as haunted as they are seductive. The duo create and perform their material using an array of live instruments and an arsenal of vintage gear, analog tape effects, spring verbs and dusty old tubes. The result? A unique sound that bridges earth and wire – a place where electricity meets and dances with the naked, human body.





IRTH formed in the fall of 2016 when the two longtime collaborators, who had toured internationally together for the previous 8 years with critically acclaimed Canadian folk trio Dirty Grace, decided to explore their inspiration to create ‘deeply fragile yet undeniably courageous’ pop music. Inspired by their Celtic roots as well as artists like Joanna Newsom, Sigur Ros, James Blake, Agnes Obel and Aurora, IRTH seeks to bring an unprecedented vulnerability and lyrical honesty to their work, which often explores the uncontrollable chaos of authentic human relationship.





With their first three singles now released by California label GYPSYPOP Records, IRTH have already begun creating a stir, performing a handful of secret shows to local audiences as well as appearing at festivals such as Arts Wells, Campbell Bay Music Festival and the Robson Valley Music Festival. With more song releases and live shows to come in 2019, including a tour in England, the duo is gearing up for an even bigger and bolder year ahead.





Performance Experience

As IRTH:

  • Campbell Bay Music Festival (forest stage headliner)
  • Robson Valley Music Festival
  • Arts Wells
  • Aurora Sensoralis (Salt Spring Island)
  • Dozens of local shows around BC

In previous projects (Dirty Grace / The Honey Tongues):

  • Vancouver Island Music Festival
  • WildHeart Festival (Totnes, UK)
  • Jasper Folk Fest
  • Atmosphere (Cumberland)
  • Golden Sound Festival
  • Quadrapalooza
  • ArtsWells
  • 39 Days of July
  • Victoria Jazz Fest
  • Bella Coola Fest
  • Robson Valley Music Festival
  • Diversity (Texada Island)
  • Koksilah Music Fest
  • Woodstove Fest
  • MOM Fest (Fort St. James)
  • Campbell Bay Music Festival (main stage)
  • Fusion Festival (Surrey)
  • Arts On The Fly
  • Kispiox Music Fest
  • Whistler Children’s Festival
  • All Folk’d Up (Montmartre SK)
  • Over 200 shows including more than 20 festivals, 4 cross-Canada tours as well as a tour in the UK

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