Growing up in Galway, Ireland the four members of NewDad formed while still at school and thank a random band name generator for their unusual moniker. Dark and stormy with undeniably beautiful moments amid the mammoth guitars, their debut 'Waves' EP acted as a perfect introduction to the world NewDad have created for themselves. There’s a heaviness to the music, which the band pin to a love of The Cure, Pixies, and Slowdive among others. But it’s not just in the feedback that NewDad find their truth, Julie’s songwriting brings a subtlety to their sound, weaving personal relationships and influences from the worlds of literature and cinema to add depth. Banshee is the band’s second EP releasing on 9th February 2022. Featuring previous single ‘Ladybird’, it’s fully-realised, richer record and marks a new high for this emerging band. The EP was recorded and co-produced in Belfast with frequent collaborator Chris W Ryan and mixed by John Congleton (Lana Del Rey + more). NewDad have confirmed more live dates for next year following the incredible success of their first sold out UK tour. Upcoming dates include SXSW, All Points East, a UK + IRE Tour, plus their first US shows (LA + NY).

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Events featuring NewDad

Mar 17, 2022
9:00pm — 9:40pm
Presented by
Music From Ireland
Mar 19, 2022
1:15am — 1:55am
Presented by
Fierce Panda Records
Mar 20, 2022
12:00am — 12:40am
Presented by
LICKS Magazine
Indie Rock