Press Kit

(dream pop)


photo by Megan Adair

“Sonic brilliance.”


“Emotional, passionate, sensible, deep…beautifully executed.”


“If you’re into dreamy pop with a touch of electronica, you couldn’t do much better right now than Canadian duo IRTH.”


“Unmatched atmospheric quality…an already fully realized project that sounds years beyond the group’s genuine timeline.”


“A flooring, honest and intensely emotional exploration of the complexities of intimacy.”


“Canada continues to punch over its weight in originality and substance with IRTH.”


“Masterfully creative duo…a uniquely inspired soundtrack fueled by the very emotions the majority of us run away from.”


“Beautiful and atmospheric…will charm you right from the first notes.”



IRTH (Marley IRedale and Jesse THom) are a songwriting duo from BC, Canada who draw from a diverse range of musical genres, including folk, jazz, world, electronica and r&b, to weave their own unique style of ethereal indie pop music infused with strong melody and emotion. With two distinct styles of performance – “Beats” (dancy/sultry) and “Birds” (dreamy folk/listening room), 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.

Example of the “Beats” set (dancy / sultry)

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 as well as in the West Coast superband The Honey Tongues, 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.

Example of the “Birds” set (dreamy folk / listening room)

With their first four 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


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

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

  • Vancouver Island Music Festival
  • Victoria Jazz Fest
  • 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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