Dublin, County Dublin
"a songwriter unafraid to draw from personal experience and lay everything out for her music..” - Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape
"Confident... Orchestral swept, singer-songwriter lead music... which has touches of Daughter" - Nialler9
Ailbhe Reddy is an Indie-Folk artist based in Dublin, Ireland. Her first single, 'Flesh & Blood' garned excellent reviews from GoldenPlec, Dublin Concerts, Unsigned and Independent, and was featured as Song of the day on the UK blog Folk Radio UK. Reddy has played at all major Irish festivals such as Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Other Voices, Hard Working Class Heroes, Knockanstockan and Spirit of Folk.
In 2015 she began to develop a full band sound while recording her second EP 'Hollowed Out Sea' with producer Darragh Nolan (of Sacred Animals). She was also nominated as Best Female Artist of the Year by Pure M Magazine.
'Distrust', the first single from her upcoming EP was premiered on Nialler9 in February. It was Claire Beck of TXFM's 'Record of the Day', and The Last Mixed Tape's 'Song of the Week'. She was also selected as Irish Times 'New Artist of the Week' in March.
'Hollowed Out Sea' will be released on the 30th of June.
Praise for 'Hollowed Out Sea':
"‘Distrust’ is her latest track, a song which pushes and pulls between acceptance, desire and distrust: at once mournful yet resolved to move on." - Nialler9
"And there-in lies the brilliance of Hollowed Out Sea (and let there be no mistake, the E.P. is brilliant – in the true meaning of the word)... an unflinching self-portrait. Insecurity, faded memory and still raw emotions are relived and reassessed."
" For an artist this young to be this raw in a time where safety is rewarded above all else, is truly compelling... Ailbhe Reddy is so early in her career that you can’t help but be awestruck by the bravery of it all." - Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape
"Hollowed Out Sea is nothing else but Ailbhe Reddy, the E.P. is her. The words, the sounds, the voice, everything. That’s whats so exciting about it."
- Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape