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Orlando folk-punk rockers, The Ladybits, released their debut single, “Little Boat,” Friday, September 29, 2023 on the Orlando-based Sugar City Music label. 




The band met one year ago at Grumpy’s in the Mills-50 District music scene in Orlando, FLA. With each of them on a showcase as solo artistes. Kevin Meehan (drums), Mike Adkins (bass), and Renee Arozqueta (guitar, vocals) came together to play an impromptu closing set, creating the start of The Ladybits. 


Renee Arozqueta is a veteran songwriter with 11 full-length releases to her credit. She also holds down the bass chair in Orlando's renowned Swamp Sistas collective. Named by Renee after their initial meeting, The Laybits stands as a provocative tribute to women's creativity, physicality, and autonomy in all things. The Ladybits are a band of multi-instrumentalists , each using their talents and collaborative ideas to support the sonic intent of Arozqueta's vision.



“You know that it rocks your little boat/and you’re ready to sink, or to swim, or to float/At the end of the day, everyone gets/closer or further away.”  --The Ladybits

Recorded at the Melrose Center (located in the Orlando Public Library), as well as Sugar City Studios, the single, “Little Boat,” is written by Arozqueta, as are all of the other songs on their forthcoming full-length release. With lyrical observations on love, death, relationships, vulnerability, and self-preservation, “Little Boat” is classic Renee, delivered in her unique vocal aesthetic. 

Musically, Renee's punk-influenced guitar drives the band while her vocals dramatically shift from anthemic shouts to whispered secrets. 

Mike claims to be a guitarist at heart; on bass, he brings a uniquely melodic sound to the low-end of Ladybits songs. By cueing off the vocal, as he explains his musical method, Mike creates sonic complexity that supports Renee's guitar and vocals in surprising ways. 

Kevin brings another punk element to The Ladybits sound, using a stripped-down drum kit to add spine, definition, and punch. He also recorded an evocative organ part for “Little Boat” that chases Renee’s vocal in a higher register and adds some chordal density and occasional psychedelic spice to the mix. 



Building on their Orlando community-based origin story, The Ladybits have played locally at Stardust, Ten10 Brewery, Audubon Park Farmer’s Market, and UCF. Their debut single release was accompanied by a full all-originals set performance Uncle Lou’s, September 29, 2023. The Ladybits will be taping an episode of Melrose in the Mix on Sunday, October 8.




ARTIST: The Ladybits  (Arozqueta)    
TITLE: "Little Boat"  (3:05) 
RADIO ADD DATE: 9/29/23      
LABEL: Sugar City Music   
UPC#: 191079499274 
FORMAT: Digital Streaming 
GENRE: Alternative, Indie Rock
CONTACT: 407.694.0907,,


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