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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 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