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Thur 7th Apr 2022

Whelan’s Main Venu

Singular Artists proudly presents NewDad live at Whelan’s, 7th April 2022. Tickets are available from from Thursday, 28th Oct at 10am. The announcement coincides with the release of their single ‘Ladybird’. via Fair Youth Records. The track has been produced by John Congleton (Lana Del Rey, Phoebe Bridgers). ‘Ladybird’ is taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Banshee’, coming early next year.

‘Banshee’ EP coming next year

Fair Youth Records

Sold-out UK tour and Pitchfork Festival Paris

 ‘Ladybird’ marks a big step forward in NewDad’s songwriting. It’s bolder and more confident, with layers of guitars creating a mesmerising pop song. It is perfectly balanced, managing to be both intimate and expansive. The track was inspired by the film of the same name, as Julie explains: 

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.

NewDad played a short sold-out headline tour of Ireland in September, their first tour, as well as supporting Fontaines DC in Belfast and playing at Green Man Festival. Next up, the band head to the UK for their first tour here, including two nights at The Lexington. They’ll also head to Paris for the Pitchfork Festival.

Over the past eighteen months NewDad have emerged with a string of great singles and released their debut EP “Waves” to critical and commercial acclaim. They’ve been featured by NME, The Sunday Times, DIY, Dork, So Young, Clash, The Forty Five, Rodeo, Dummy, Nialler 9, District, Hot Press, Pigeons & Planes and more, as well as being on the A list at BBC 6 Music with 3 consecutive singles “Blue”, “I Don’t Recognise You” and “Slowly”. They have been supported by Annie Mac and Jack Saunders on Radio 1 and Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music. 


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