Dream Nails have announced an album for October – check out new single ‘Good Guy’ now

The band have signed to Marshall Records for the release.
Photo Credit: Holly Whittaker @hollywhittaker

Dream Nails have signed to Marshall Records and announced a new album.

The punk band will release ‘Doom Loop’ on 13th October, preceded by new single ‘Good Guy’ and accompanied by a batch of tour dates that run from September to December.

“Doom Loop is an exploration of the repeated cycles we find ourselves in,” vocalist Ishmael Kirby explains, “from political injustice and patriarchal systems to the negative spirals of our minds. A doom loop is a crisis that starts to feed on itself. It feels like there is no escape. But there is. This album is a reflection of ourselves, the world we live in, and the one we want to create.”

“Specifically, Doom Loop delves into masculinity in its many forms,” drummer Lucy Katz adds. “The good guy, the lads at school, the narcissistic politician, the incel, the sexual predator, the police officer. It looks into gender-based oppression from childhood; how isolation can breed violence against women and the rhetoric that spawns incels.”

Guitarist Anya Pearson continues: “On the album we also celebrate masculinity by telling stories about butch and trans masculine identities. We show the shared responsibility we have in fighting misogyny. Empathy is hard to find in a divided world, but we seek it out, advocate for it, and ask how far it goes.”

Of the single, ‘Good Guy’, bassist Mimi Jasson says: “Incel terrorist Elliot Rodger killed six people in a stabbing and shooting spree in California in 2014. The final section of his manifesto, where the 22-year-old complained about not being able to get a girlfriend, Rodger declared ‘I am the true victim in all of this. I am the good guy’.”

Check out the new track below; the album’s full tracklisting reads:

Good Guy
Case Dismissed
Sometimes I do Get Lonely, Yeah
She’s Cutting My Hair
Femme Boi
Time Ain’t No Healer

Catch the band on tour:

02 Copenhagen, DK – Luna Riot Ball
08 Birmingham – The Rainbow

15 Cambridge – Cambridge Junction
26 Glasgow – McChiulls
27 Manchester – Canvas

02 Nottingham – Bodega
03 Bristol – Rough Trade
04 London – Omeara
24 Paris – L’International
25 Baden, DE – Werkk Kulturlokal
26 Bern, CH – Rossli Bar
28 Koln, DE – Blue Shell
29 Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
30 Berlin, DE – Schokoladen

01 Langenberg, DE – KGB
03 Munster, DE – LWL Museum
06 Rotterdam, NL – V11
07 Antwerp, BE – Trix
08 Amsterdam, NL – Cinetol

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