IRTH (Marley IRedale and Jesse THom)
are a songwriting duo from BC, Canada who draw from electronica, indie
rock, jazz and r&b to weave their own style of ethereal indie pop
music infused with strong melody and emotion. With two distinct styles
of performance – “Beats” (dancy/sultry) and “Birds” (dreamy/listening
room) – the duo creates and performs their material using an array of
live instruments, as well as 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 8 years with critically acclaimed folk trio Dirty Grace as well as with west-coast superband The Honey Tongues, decided to create ‘deeply fragile yet undeniably courageous’ pop music. Inspired by artists like Sigur Ros, James Blake 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 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 Woodstove, Arts Wells, Campbell Bay and the Robson Valley. With a full album release as well as more live shows to come in 2020, including a tour in Europe/UK, the duo is gearing up for an even bigger and bolder year ahead.
“If you’re into dreamy pop with a touch of electronica, you couldn’t do much better right now than Canadian duo IRTH.”
FOR THE ULTRA CURIOUS
Marley and Jesse have been students of somatic meditation for over a decade and serve as Meditation Instructors, both one-on-one and in group retreats. They believe the healing of the planet and the psyche are interconnected and come about through a process of inhabiting, more and more deeply, the life of the physical body.
Through this process, trapped emotion and ‘unlived experiences’ are excavated within the space of compassionate awareness. It is this journey of gradual and surprising discovery that informs much of the duo’s work.
“Masterfully creative duo…a uniquely inspired soundtrack fueled by the very emotions the majority of us run away from.”
-Middle Tennessee Music