NewDad Announce Biggest Headline Show to Date

October 28, 2021

Singular Artists proudly presents NewDad live at Whelans, 7th April 2022.

Tickets are available from from Friday, 29th October at 10 am.

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.

‘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 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 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, 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 has 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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