Effortlessly streamlining through the good, the bad, and the hyper-sensitive, Galway’s NewDad are masters of contemplative-awkwardness; a mindful, wistful, and all-together enrapturing quartet who, despite still orbiting the preliminary stages of their creative-endeavours, appear to possess a seemingly innate gift for collaborative introspect that relates far beyond their years.
Churning out coming-of-age spellbind like a cosmic conveyor-belt heading towards the stars, ‘Ladybird’ is a captivating observation of adolescence, tentative affection, and charismatic imperfection. Much like its namesake, ‘Ladybird’ is an intimately cinematic example of stripping back the bigger picture, and letting the sentiment speak for itself; perfectly comforting the internally solitary imbalance, of meditative maturity, and youthful overwhelm.
When it all feels a bit too much, and our nearest and dearest are ever so slightly out of reach, ‘Ladybird’ steps in with about as much renewed wholesomeness, as a Sunday morning breakfast complete with nutritional nurture, organic everything, and freshly squeezed revival (with bits).
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