With over 2.5 million Spotify streams to date and huge critical acclaim Ailbhe Reddy returns with her brand new single ‘The Tube,’ released worldwide on 6th October.
With a flawless vocal, subtle hook and clever, relatable lyrics, ‘The Tube’ is another slice of addictive folk/pop from the Irish singer songwriter, proving yet again that Ailbhe Reddy is one of the brightest new artists of 2017.
“The Tube is a song about having no explanation good enough for someone, so the only thing I had left to offer was the small gesture of walking them to the nearest tube station” says Ailbhe. “It’s a song about struggling to express yourself properly to someone, which I think is probably pretty universal.”
Dublin musician Ailbhe Reddy is a singer-songwriter whose “deeply personal heart-on-her-sleeve lyrics and a memorable voice lingers with you long after your first taste” (Record of the Day, UK). She first began to attract attention in 2014 when her first single, ‘Flesh & Blood’ garnered excellent reviews. Reddy has gone on to feature on every major festival line up in the UK and Ireland, such as Glastonbury, Latitude, The Great Escape, Cambridge Folk Festival, Electric Picnic and Body & Soul, with her live shows described as ‘euphoric’ and ‘ethereal’ by the likes of The Irish Times and Hot Press.
Since the independent release of Reddy’s hugely successful debut EP ‘Hollowed Out Sea’ in 2016, she has received excellent reviews and extensive radio play in Ireland, the UK and Germany. She began 2017 by releasing critically acclaimed single, ‘Relent’ which was featured on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist, as well as features in Earmilk (NYC), Nialler9 (IRE) and The Line of Best Fit (UK). This was followed by her EP ‘Attach To Memory’ which gained more support from Line of Best Fit along with Clash, Wonderland and Music Week all singing her praises.
Ailbhe has also begun to break out internationally after signing a worldwide publishing deal with London-based publishing house, BDi Music.
‘Ailbhe Reddy stands head and shoulders above the folk mainstream’ – The Line of Best Fit
‘Haunting and breath taking’ – Wonderland Magazine
‘A songwriter with enormous promise’ – Clash
‘Ailbhe Reddy’s realness…is staggering’ – Earmilk
Catch Ailbhe live this autumn:
Oct 18 – Black Box Studio, Belfast
Oct 19 – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Oct 20 – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Oct 21 – Whelans, Dublin
Oct 27 – Liverpool Philharmonic
Oct 28 –The Met, Bury
Oct 29 – Oporto, Leeds
Oct 30 – Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury
Nov 01 – The Canteen, Bristol
Nov 02 – St Pancras Old Church, London