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 punk bands before in 2009 he began working with long-time collaborator and partner Madelaine Lucas (A Casual End Mile). Shortly thereafter they formed Devotional, an ambient country group who have released a number of albums and singles to date, the most recent of which was included in Rolling Stone Australia's Top 10 Under the Radar Releases of 2015.
Together with Lucas, Irish has shared stages with artists including Mick Harvey (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey, The Birthday Party), Sharon Van Etten, Phosphorescent, Youth Group, Tiny Ruins and Jack Ladder (Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Bill Callahan, Weyes Blood). Irish has also collaborated with artists including the Women's Auxiliary Choir, Jack Elias, Italian group Terza Madre, Simon Craw, and Luke Bacon amongst others.
Upon relocating to Brooklyn, NY in the fall of 2015, Irish began working with friend & owner of NY HED Studios Matt Verderey (Heavy Trash, Speedball Baby) on various solo works. New releases are expected late 2017.