Friday Live: Ailsa Tully + support from Gillie
Intricate melodies that weave over brooding basslines, Ailsa Tully is creating an ethereal world that is rooted in folk with darker undertones. Inspired by choral music, folk and indie her sound is haunting, tender and powerful. Her lyrics are both honest and poetic, often exploring feminism and her experiences of being female in her writing.
As a cellist Ailsa has an unusual approach to song writing and arranging; originally she performed using the cello to accompany her voice but has recently turned to the electric bass to explore a different tone. Ailsa has an all-female band which bring her song writing to life, from modal harmonies and driving rhythms to tender emotive melody lines. Ailsa has been featured on BBC radio Wales many times, toured Italy, performed at festivals and venues throughout the country, including Greenman and Ronnie Scotts.
Support comes from Gillie. Her music centers around an alt - pop sound with an undercurrent of folk influenced narrative.