Hot on the heels of the release of their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album and their iconic “Gig In A Box” livestream experience, DREAM NAILS (discovered on IDIOTEQ in 2016) pull no punches with their new music video for the single “Kiss My Fist”. A tribute to queer women taking up space in public, the video for “Kiss My Fist” features some the UK’s best rollerskaters doing tricks as the band perform inside a skate bowl.
Guitarist Anya Pearson says: “As a queer woman, I live in fear of violence every day because of my sexuality and the way I look. In the UK anti-LGBT hate crime has surged in the past five years, and the risk of violence disproportionately increases for queer and trans people of colour. According to Stonewall, 1 in 3 queer people of colour have experienced hate crime in the past year. We wrote “Kiss My Fist” in honour of all queer people trying to get from A to B without getting beaten up. Our message to homophobes and transphobes is clear: ask us to kiss again, and we will eat your brain!”
The powerful track was written in a whirlwind in the summer of 2019, just days after the violent attack on Christine Hannigan and Melania Ramirez, and a fortnight before the band went into the studio to record the album with Tarek Musa of Spring King.
Dream Nails’ eponymous debut is a queer feminist party. It’s an intoxicating and rallying kaleidoscope of righteous rage, tongue-in-cheek commentary on modern constructs and pure riotous fun. Dream Nails bring that party to their live show, which is a vibrant, all-consuming experience that’ll find you dancing, singing and shouting along in no time. They’ll be embarking on a headline tour, now being rescheduled for March 2021 with all previously purchased tickets remaining valid, as well as appearing at various festivals.
Look out for their next live streamed show – “Dream Nails House Party: Encore” going live on September 24 at 8:00 PM EST / 1 AM GMT+1. The “Dream Nails House Party: Feministmas” date is to be announced soon.
“The best DIY all-girl punk queertet since Bikini Kill… patriarchy-crushingly good.” i-D
“DIY punks lay[ing] out a vision for a feminist utopia” NME
“…a political push that’ll send any audience member reeling” Dazed
“On their new single “Vagina Police,” [Dream Nails] is doing what they do best — throwing their middle fingers up at the whole system. Billboard
“A scorching debut album, one that finds the balance between fun-time punk songwriting and revelatory political / social concerns” CLASH (8 / 10)
“Count the riot grrrls of Dream Nails amongst the many sorceresses using their magick for the forces of good.” Nylon
“Bright, brash and brilliant” DORK (4/5)
“An intelligent, thrilling and likeable record from one of the most exciting bands in British punk.” Kerrang! (KKKK)
“Dream Nails are more than a force to be reckoned with; they are ready to take on, change and disrupt the world.” Upset (4/5)
“An effervescent sense of fun that fizzes throughout” DIY Mag (4/5)