Robert Irish is an Australian multi-instrumentalist & artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Melbourne in 1988 and growing up in Sydney, Irish played in numerous garage and punk bands before he began working with long-time collaborator and partner Madelaine Lucas in 2009. Together they formed ambient country group Devotional and have released a several albums and singles to date. Most recent album Wild Blue was included in Rolling Stone Australia's Top 10 Under the Radar Releases of 2015.
Irish has shared stages with artists including Mick Harvey (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party), Sharon Van Etten, Phosphorescent, Youth Group, Tiny Ruins and Jack Ladder. He has recorded with JD Werner (CocoRosie, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band), Matt Verta-Ray (Heavy Trash, Speedball Baby), Women's Auxiliary Choir, Italian group Terza Madre and Jack Elias amongst others.
Upon relocating to Brooklyn in the fall of 2015, Irish began working on a series of solo recordings with new releases expected early in 2018.