Galway shoegaze band NewDad tease their next EP Banshee, with their new single ‘Ladybird’.
Words by Jack Squibb
Causing a stir since the release of their debut EP, Waves at the start of the year, NewDad are now beginning to tease their follow up. ‘Ladybird’, the lead single from their next EP Banshee, is an honest song where Julie Dawson sings about her insecurities when apart from someone she cares about.
“I know that you’re not trying to scare me but you seem to be moving on and now I’m scared, shit… and you’re way too far away and I’m starting to forget your face and I have no right to be upset… yeah, I’m a fucking mess…”
Speaking about the song and how she drew inspiration from the Saorise Ronan film of the same name, Dawson said:
“I 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.”
While no release date has been announced yet, the new EP Banshee, was produced by John Congleton who has previously worked with Phoebe Bridgers and Lana Del Rey.
NewDad have a string of sold out shows in November, with stops in Belfast, Galway and Dublin. The band announced along with the song, a headline show at Whelan’s in Dublin on April 7th.
Tickets go on sale Friday 29th October at 10 AM via Singular Artists.