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Dream Nails’ Call To Arms For Climate Justice

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Dream Nails have released a final preview of their self-titled debut album which is due out tomorrow via Alcopop! Records. ‘This Is The Summer’ “is a song about how our climate is breaking down irreversibly,” says singer Janey Starling. “Colonial capitalism, waged by UK governments and corporations for centuries, has ravaged our earth.”

“We need to be urgently fighting for migrant rights so the UK welcomes climate refugees displaced by countries hit by extreme weather. We must demand transparency from oil companies who relentlessly put profit before people, even as the world burns."

Guitarist Anya Pearson adds: “We wrote ‘This Is The Summer’ in the heatwave of 2018, recorded it in another heatwave in 2019 and now we are releasing it in yet another heatwave! Our video for the track shows how the current pandemic, white supremacy and climate change are not separate issues but interlinked. The song is about the brazen complacency of getting drunk and catching a tan in the park while the world burns.”

Directed by Guen Murroni and filmed with a women, nonbinary and trans crew, the video mixes protest footage with the band doing newsreader parodies. It also features powerful footage of the band performing live in a scrapyard in the sweltering August 2020 heatwave.




Dream Nails Release Corporate Realness

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London-based Dream Nails rage against the comical bizarreness of office work in their new single ‘Corporate Realness’, which is their first release on UK indie, Alcopop! Records. Fittingly, the band has excited Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, who will be releasing the song in the USA through his label Firebrand Records. The song pokes fun at corporate life, whilst offering solidarity to everyone suffering existential angst at work, and was launched in real life earlier this week to the fortunate few who nabbed tickets to Dream Nails’ sold out show at The Old Blue Last.

The lyrics first began to form in an eye-rolling email exchange between Janey (vocals) & Anya (guitar and vocals) while they were plugging away at their day-jobs. Says Janey “This is a song about soul-crushing office work and the bizarrely self-important terms of phrase that only exist at desk jobs. So many of us are living a bleak late-capitalist performance day-in, day-out and this is a song to name it and rage about it! Three people have told us that seeing us play this song live gave them the guts to quit their jobs.”

Lucy (drums) adds “Our culture fetishizes overwork, we’re encouraged to pride our participation in unpaid overtime and side hustles (sponsored by Pret sandwiches and bad coffee) as proof of our value to society; no wonder we’re all so burnt out and anxious! Corporate Realness is a punk antidote to this and a reminder that your identity is not the same as your productive labour.”

For fans of Bikini Kill, The Julie Ruin, Dream Wife, The Regrettes and The Ramones, Dream Nails are a punk force to be reckoned with. Founded by feminist activists in 2015, this hotly tipped band of witches mix political rage with contagious pop punk joy, winning hearts (and funds for abortion charities) wherever they go.

Dream Nails live:

15/10 - York, The Crescent (supporting She Drew The Gun)

16/10 - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (supporting She Drew The Gun)

17/10 - London, Electric Ballroom (supporting She Drew The Gun)



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