On the surface of things, Ladybird is weightless. Its guitars are airy, sounding like they’re floating, chiming in and out of the ether, surrounded by white fluffy clouds. But then, when vocalist Julie Dawson sings, her calm, smooth, treacle sweet voice masks a bagload of anguish, unable to decide whether the grass is greener, insomnia at half past three in the morning from letting a relationship go. Light, bittersweet, shoegaze excellence with a slacker-rock kick.
Here’s the video for Galway four piece NewDad’s lo-fi work of wonder, Ladybird.