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 byJohn 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
WedNovember 10th Galway Roisin Dubh
ThursNovember 11th Dublin The Workmans Club
FriNovember 12th Glasgow The Poetry Club
SunNovember 14th Manchester Yes
TueNovember 16th Bristol Louisiana
WedNovember 17th London The Lexington
FriNovember 19th Pitchfork Festival Paris
SunNovember 21st Margate Elsewhere
MonNovember 22nd London The Lexington
Mon March 28th Brighton Chalk
TuesMarch29th London Heaven
ThursMarch 31st Bristol Thekla
Fri April 1st Birmingham O2 Academy 3
SunApril 3rd Nottingham Rescue Rooms
MonApril 4th Manchester Gorilla
TuesApril 5th Glasgow Oran Mor
ThursApril7th Dublin Whelans