- 26 Oct 21
Tickets available from Friday, October 29th at 10am.
Singular Artists has announced NewDad's biggest live headline show to date, taking place at Whelans on April 7th April, 2022.
The announcement coincides with the release of their new single ‘Ladybird’ via Fair Youth Records. The track has been produced by John Congleton (Lana Del Rey, Phoebe Bridgers) and will appear on the Galway outfit's forthcoming EP. NewDad's Banshee EP will land early next year.
‘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, both intimate and expansive.
"I wrote the song after watching the film Ladybird, the chord progression reminded me of Dave Matthew’s song that’s played throughout the film so I initially named it after that. ‘Ladybird’ was just a working title," lead vocalist Julie Dawson explains.
"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 takes 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 as well as supporting Fontaines D.C. in Belfast and playing at Green Man Festival. Next up, the band head to the UK - performing two nights at The Lexington. They’ll also head to Paris for the Pitchfork Festival.
Over the past 18 months, NewDad has emerged with a string of brilliant singles. The band released their debut EP Waves to critical and commercial acclaim. NewDad also made the A-list at BBC 6 Music with three 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.
Revisit NewDad's March 2021 interview with Hot Press here.
NewDad November dates:
Mon 8th - Belfast, Ulster Sports Club
Wed 10th - Galway, Roisin Dubh
Thurs 11th - Dublin, The Workmans Club
Fri 12th - Glasgow, The Poetry Club
Sun 14th - Manchester, Yes
Tue 16th - Bristol, Louisiana
Wed 17th - London, The Lexington
Sun 21st - Margate, Elsewhere
Mon 22nd - London, The Lexington