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NewDad take inspiration from the Greta Gerwig film on ‘Ladybird’

NewDad take inspiration from the Greta Gerwig film on ‘Ladybird’

Galway band NewDad have released the first song from the band’s forthcoming EP Banshee due in 2022. ‘Ladybird’ was produced by Chris W Ryan (Robocobra Quartet) and mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent).

‘Ladybird’ feels like the band’s most retro-leaning single to date, with the video underscoring that sentiment with late-90s MTV2 style to it. It was directed by Hugh Mulhern.

The song was inspired by the 2017 Greta Gerwig film Ladybird:

“I wrote the song after watching the film ‘Ladybird’, the chord progression reminded me of the Dave Matthew’s song that’s played throughout the film so I initially named it after that, so ‘Ladybird’ was just a working title. I then wrote the lyrics about the difficult part of relationships and the struggle we sometimes face when we’re away from someone and the fears and anxieties we have about what they’re doing or if they’re okay, I realised this coincided with the relationship between the mother and daughter in the film so the title ended up being pretty fitting. It’s about the give and take in any relationship really and about the struggles of being away from someone you care about.”

Julie Dawson

The song is out now via Fair Youth Records.

New Dad Tour dates:

Mon November 8th           Belfast Ulster Sports Club

Wed November 10th         Galway Roisin Dubh

Thurs November 11th        Dublin The Workmans Club

Fri November 12th             Glasgow The Poetry Club

Sun November 14th           Manchester Yes

Tue November 16th           Bristol Louisiana

Wed November 17th         London The Lexington

Fri November 19th             Pitchfork Festival Paris

Sun November 21st           Margate Elsewhere

Mon November 22nd         London The Lexington

Mon March 28th         Brighton Chalk

Tues March29th         London Heaven

Thurs March 31st       Bristol Thekla

Fri April 1st               Birmingham O2 Academy 3

Sun April 3rd             Nottingham Rescue Rooms

Mon April 4th           Manchester Gorilla

Tues April 5th           Glasgow Oran Mor

Thurs April7th          Dublin Whelans

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