- 08 May 23
Tickets to see NewDad at The Grand Social go on sale this Wednesday at 10am.
Galway-formed band NewDad have announced their return to Dublin on May 24th with a gig at the Grand Social.
The indie rock/shoegaze quartet are gearing up to release their brand new single on Wednesday, titled 'In My Head'.
Tickets for their Grand Social show go on sale the same day at 10am, but early access can be found through their mailing list through the band's Instagram stories.
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The four-piece have added London-raised bassist Cara Joshi to their lineup in recent months, following last year's haunting Banshee EP and their beautiful 2021 debut EP Waves.
Since their second project arrived, the band have supported Paolo Nutini and Inhaler and have racked up numerous festival appearances. NewDad's final single of 2022 landed in the form of Charli XCX cover 'ILY2'.
Julie Dawson, Áindle O'Beirn and Fiachra Parslow started the band at school as a way of avoiding solo performances for their Leaving Certificate practical music exam before Seán O'Dowd, who was studying music technology in Limerick, started recording the trio. He eventually becoming a full member.
The indie outfit self-released their first string of tracks: 'How', 'Swimming' and 'Cry' before racking up millions of streams on 'Blue', 'I Don’t Recognise You' and 'Slowly' - which were all added to the A list at BBC 6 Music.
Theirs track are recorded and co-produced in Belfast with frequent collaborator Chris W Ryan, with Banshee mixed John Congleton (Lana Del Rey, Phoebe Bridgers).
Steve Lamacq is a major supporter, as is Irish DJ Annie Mac and BBC Radio 1's Jack Saunders - who interviewed the band on his BBC Radio 1 Show - Matt Wilkinson at Apple Music, and print publications. NewDad have appeared on Other Voices and Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris since their iteration.
Revisit Hot Press' March 2021 interview with the band here.