NewDad have released a new track ‘Say It’ from their upcoming EP Banshee which is due to be released on the 9 February via Fair Youth records. Banshee is the band’s second EP, following their debut Waves released in March and features their previous single ‘Ladybird’. The EP was recorded and co-produced in Belfast with frequent collaborator Chris W Ryan and was mixed by John Congleton (Lana Del Rey, Phoebe Bridgers).
Speaking about the song the band says:
“‘Say It’ is about unrequited love, about when someone is with you but not really, it’s supposed to capture that frustration you feel when you’re giving someone your all and they’re giving you nothing in return. The fast pace of the song makes it feel like I’m venting which works considering the feelings of irritation and bitterness I’m talking about when you don’t want to like someone but you can’t help it”.
The band continue to describe the EP as featuring a bigger sound and being inspired by the anxiety experienced throughout lockdown:
“This EP is definitely bigger, having more time in the studio definitely meant we got to experiment more and layer more into each track so there’s an overall bigger sound! The main themes of this EP are restlessness and anxiety, during lockdown that’s how myself and most people were feeling so that’s what inspired a lot of the writing.”
UK tour dates:
- Tues 29 – London Heaven
- Thurs 31 – Bristol Thekla
- Fri 1 – Birmingham O2 Academy 3
- Sun – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
- Mon – Manchester Gorilla
- Tues – Glasgow Oran Mor
- Thurs – Dublin Whelans
- Fri 19 – All Points East at Victoria Park