Review by Bobby Green
I’ve always fallen in love with the truth, it’s the difference between ok and excellence. In relationships we prefer the truth to the falsehoods of just getting by, even if the truth is mundane. If you can’t think of anything to say then why fill the gaps with conversational wallpaper as tiresome as the mock William Morris reproductions found in late 80’s curry houses.
With ‘The Tube’ we find Dublin Singer Songwriter Ailbhe Reddy caught in that dilemma of not knowing what to say or how to express herself while being left with only small gestures.
Alibhe delivers a diamond vocal here wrapped up in her beautiful lyrical honesty, you couldn’t ask for more from her. 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.
Ailbhe has also begun to break out internationally after signing a worldwide publishing deal with London-based publishing house, BDi Music.
‘The Tube’ is out now.
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
Listen to The Tube below