BIOGRAPHY


‘Ailbhe Reddy stands head and shoulders above the folk mainstream’ – The Line of Best Fit

'Haunting and breathtaking’ – Wonderland Magazine

‘Ailbhe Reddy’s realness…is staggering’ – Earmilk

‘Prepare to be floored’ – Record of the Day

Having already accumulated over 2 million Spotify streams, rising Irish artist Ailbhe Reddy returns with ‘Fingertips’ the lead single from her new EP, ‘Attach To Memory’ – released worldwide via AWAL/Kobalt on 24 May.

“This EP is an evolution of my first – ‘Hollowed Out Sea’, says Ailbhe. “Most of these new songs are more up-tempo which shows the fuller sound of my live shows.”

Influenced by the likes of Liane La Havas, Fiona Apple and Hundred Waters, Ailbhe continues to impress with a sublime EP built on solid song writing, intricate melodies, and addictive radio friendly hooks – best illustrated on the lead single, ‘Fingertips’. It’s her most upbeat track to date and perhaps her most frank – “Lyrically it focuses female sexuality, which is a topic I wanted to push forward and explore from a position of strength and confidence.”

Elsewhere there’s the confessional ‘Never Loved’ keeping the EP firmly within indie-folk, the electrifying ‘Disconnect’ and the exquisite ‘Loose’ – all illustrating why Ailbhe is heavily tipped for an international breakthrough this year.

Ailbhe has been making huge waves in her native Ireland after releasing her debut EP 'Hollowed Out Sea', which included her break out single 'Distrust' that garnered critical acclaim and over a million streams on Spotify. She went on to feature on almost every major Irish festival line up in 2016 including Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Hard Working Class Heroes and Other Voices.

Ailbhe started 2017 by releasing her single ‘Relent’ winning critical acclaim from the likes of Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, Earmilk and Wonderland Magazine. She also performed a stunning set for Irish TV show Other Voices in Dingle, and had her music synced in the RTE TV drama Striking Out before performing sold out shows in Dublin, London and Toronto. She finished the year of touring with a headline show in St Pancras Old Church, London after UK festival appearances at The Great Escape, Glastonbury, Latitude and Cambridge Folk Festival.

TOURING 

  • 25th February | Roundhouse Rising | The Roundhouse, London UK
  • 3rd March | New Sounds in an Old Place | St John the Baptist Church, Drumcondra IRE
  • 24th March | Early Spring Singer-Songwriter Festival | Saalfelden, Austria
  • 14th April | St Patrick's Gateway with Marc O'Reilly & Basciville | Waterford, IRE

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CONTACT

Management - John Glennon - Jawdroppermanagement@gmail.com
Booking Agent - Matt Bartlett -  mb@midnightmango.co.uk