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