Feminist punk band Dream Nails have announced a special album release show as they prepare to unleash their first full-length record.

Feminist punk band Dream Nails are preparing to release their debut album.
Pic by Chloe Hashemi and Emily Barker.

Founded by feminist activists in 2015, the hotly-tipped band mix political rage with contagious pop-punk joy, winning hearts (and raising funds for abortion charities) wherever they go.

Janey Starling (vocals), Anya Pearson (guitar and backing vocals), Mimi Jasson (bass and backing vocals) and Lucy Katz (drums) are building a growing fanbase, helped by appearances for the last two years at Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool (this year’s is reviewed here).

The self-styled ‘punk witches’  have toured across the UK and in Europe with the likes of Cherry Glazerr, Bleached and Petrol Girls, and won support from Tom Robinson on BBC6, Huw Stephens of Radio 1 and John Kennedy at XFM.

Dream Nails have a handful of singles to their name, the most recent being Corporate Realness, the first taste of the album, which is about bullshit office culture.

Now they are set to released their debut full-length in the spring on Alcopop! Records, and have confirmed an album release gig at Oslo in London on 23 April 2020.

The band said: “After years of graft and magic, we’re so excited to bring the Dream Nails debut album into the world! Corporate Realness, our first single from the album, is a punk anthem about retaining your personal sanity in the face of bizarre British work culture, and is just a taster of a record fuelled by joy, jokes and rage in equal measure.

“After a sold-out London show in the autumn, we’re excited to be celebrating our debut album in Hackney this April. Stay tuned for more songs from it in the new year!”

Dream Nails performed on the main stage at this year’s Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool. Pic: Gary Welford.

For fans of Bikini Kill, The Julie Ruin, Dream Wife, The Regrettes and The Ramones, Dream Nails are a rising punk force to be reckoned with.

Gary Welford
ipamusic.co.uk owner