Meet Ailbhe Reddy, the Dublin artist stunning us all with her impeccable vocals and bubbly indie folk/pop sounds.
Drawing comparisons from the likes of Daughter and Laura Marling, Reddy has had quite the year, performing at the likes of Glastonbury, Latitude, The Great Escape, Electric Picnic and more. She’s currently amidst the Irish leg of her tour, “soon (to) be filling myself with caffeine to drive to Cork!” As she tells us.
Reddy first introduced herself to the music world when she began playing piano at the age of four, later picking up the guitar when she was 13, not to mention the fact that she was always writing. “It was just something that I couldn’t help but do. I always wanted to write songs” she tells us.
She recently shared the video for her incredible track ‘The Tube’, directed by Charlie Joe Doherty and was shot over two days in Dublin. “I wanted it to be a simple love story set in a city, I think for a 3-minute video it’s nice to keep a simple narrative” Reddy explains.
Similarly, her video for track ‘Fingertips’ is equally as visually stunning, “I think it’s important to have a strong visual to echo the music.”
If you take a listen back to the older tracks of Reddy, it’s distinctly clear that her newer material has taken a more upbeat direction. “I think I was playing a lot of live shows with a full band and the songs naturally went in that direction. It’s definitely more fun to play those songs at festivals, but always really nice to strip the songs back too” Reddy tells us.
With hopes for an album to be with us by next Autumn, Ailbhe Reddy has a simple goal… and that’s to make music. “I love what I do and just want to spend as much time doing it as possible really!” But with tracks as quality as this, we have no fear at all that she’ll be able to meet her goal.