The four members of Dream Nails
Credit: Holly Whittaker

NEWS: Dream Nails sign to Marshall Records, announce second album and release new single ‘Good Guy’

Queer punk collective Dream Nails, freshly signed to Marshall Records have announced their second album Doom Loop set for release on 13 October. The announcement is accompanied by the release of their new single ‘Good Guy‘ which sees the band shine a light on toxic masculinity. The title highlights the phrase as a fake ID used to lull people into a false sense of security. Vocalist Ishmael Kirby shares:
It’s as if we couldn’t possibly believe there could be danger if someone describes themselves as the good guy. It reinforces that gender-based violence and attacks are one-off occurrences, denying our lived experiences as women and non-binary people.”
Bassist Mimi Jasson recounts: “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’”.
The album is produced by Ross Orton, who has worked with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Amyl and The Sniffers, and The Fall and it reflects a passionate fight for empathy in a divided world.  Doom Loop celebrates the strength and resilience of diverse identities, narrating stories of butch and trans-masculine experiences alike while highlighting our shared responsibility in combating misogyny as a global community.
Ishmael expands on this:
“Doom Loop is an exploration of the repeated cycles we find ourselves in, 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” expands drummer Lucy Katz. “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.”
Elaborating on the themes, guitarist Anya Pearson adds: 
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.”

Dream Nails have also announced an extensive tour in support of the album. Please see full details below.

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Dream Nails 2023 Tour Dates

02 Copenhagen, DK – Luna Riot Ball
08 Birmingham – The Rainbow
15 Cambridge – Cambridge Junction
26 Glasgow – McChuills
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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