- 24 Feb 21
The swirling guitar-rock track is taken from the West of Ireland outfit's eagerly-awaited forthcoming debut EP, 'Waves'.
Rising, easygoing guitar band NewDad have shared their first track of 2021 in the form of catchy indie-rock anthem 'Slowly'.
“It’s a song about a person admitting their feelings for you with no follow through, and the feelings of uncertainty that surround that. It’s one of our more energetic songs, and the whole song moves quite frantically around the drums to convey the feeling of confusion when you go through this.
“For a song called 'Slowly', we sure do play it fast and it hurts Áindle’s hands to play. It was definitely one of our roughest demos but Chris Ryan really helped to turn it into one of our favourite songs on the EP.”
This rough edge only serves to add to the band's unique trademark sound, full of lo-fi '90s guitar riffs and drum beats. Their sense of sonic nostalgia alongside Julie Dawson's relatable, poignant lyrics and ethereal vocals have earned them a growing legion of fans online.
The music video features animation from Inigo Woodham-Smith, a paint-splattered piano and a type of home-made edited aesthetic to the visuals.
'Slowly' features on the NewDad's upcoming six-track debut EP Waves - due to land on streaming platforms on March 26th, 2021.
Read the February 2021 Hot Press interview with NewDad in this month's issue here.
Check out the colourful music video below: