NewDad is an indie rock band from Ireland, formed in 2018.
Growing up in Galway, the four members of the band thank a random band name generator for their unusual moniker. Dark and stormy with undeniably beautiful moments amid the mammoth guitars, their debut EP ‘Waves’ acted as a perfect introduction to the world of Newdad.
There is a heaviness to the music, which the band pin to a love of The Cure, pixies, and Slowdive among others. Their music has been compared to The Cure, Beabadoobee, and Just Mustard by NME magazine. But it’s not just in the feedback that the band find their truth, the irresistible appeal of song writing is the opportunity to give voice to the ineffable.
For NewDad singer and guitarist Julie Dawson, music has always served as a safe haven for articulating what she struggles to express elsewhere – a place where she can explore her deepest emotions without compromise.