"…powerful, timely and massively
- Louder Than War
"…screeching ferocity and infectious melodies…"
"'Tourist' is already a pivotal moment in their live set, a scorching evisceration of 'male saviour' bullshit." - Clash
"A political push that’ll send any audience member reeling." - Dazed
London’s self-proclaimed ‘Feminist Punk Witches’ Dream Nails have followed the fury of last year’s Deep Heat with brand new single Tourist, out now and available on Spotify, Deezer and iTunes.
The new video for Tourist premiered on Beyond Retro and you can watch it now via the band's YouTube channel.
You can also listen to Tourist now via the band's Soundcloud page.
Tourist is a powerful song about emotionally predatory men who are drawn to women when they’re vulnerable. Front woman Janey Starling explains “it’s about men who present themselves as a hero but all they really want to do is fetishise sad girls, make them emotionally attached and then abuse that power. We can smell those guys a mile away and they’re creepy.”
At times like this, it’s more important than ever to have politically-charged bands set on combining activism with fantastic music. Dream Nails succeed in doing just that. Racing with infectious riffs, jangly melodies and the seething passion of Janey’s distinctive vocals, Tourist oozes a sparkling punk-force and intense contagious energy akin to the likes of Riot Grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill.
Having already built a reputation in London and across Europe for their riotous live sets, Dream Nails have also drawn in crowds headlining the Sisterhood stage at Glastonbury, as well as supporting bands such as Cherry Glazerr, Bleached and Petrol Girls. Now, with support from well-regarded sites including Dazed, Nylon and Refinary29 to name a few, Dream Nails hope to continue to inspire and empower with their latest impassioned release.
Catch Dream Nails live at the following dates:
23rd November - The Vauxhall Tavern, London
24th November - The Black Heart, London - Tickets
6th December - The Victoria, London - Tickets
15th December - The Montague Arms, London - Tickets
21st December - The Victoria, London - Tickets
20th January - Amersham Arms, London - Tickets
Tourist is out now and available on Spotify, Deezer and iTunes.
Dream Nails’ latest EP Dare To Care is out now, and available on Spotify, Bandcamp and iTunes.