VIDEO NEWS: Dream Nails Release Music Video For New Single ‘Take Up Space’

Photo Credit: Derek Bremner

London-based, feminist, queer punk band Dream Nails have released the music video for their new single Take Up Space

“Take Up Space is a surf punk banger calling for girls, gays and theys to take up space this summer. It’s a classic, sunny, tongue-in-cheek piece of Dream Nails goodness,” explains drummer Lucy Katz.

The track is the band’s first with new lead vocalist Leah Kirby (they/them pronouns) who comments: “This is a bop which acknowledges the injustice with cis male dominated spaces. It’s an anthem for those who are negatively impacted by patriarchal oppression. It’s a call for us to reclaim our bodies and take ownership of ourselves. We want to live without fear, we want to live freely, we want to take up space!”

With guitarist Anya Pearson adding: “There is an epidemic of male violence on our streets and women and LGBT+ people are expected to police what we wear, where we go and what we do in order to ‘stay safe‘. Ironically, when we protest about these issues, we are then subject to oppressive policing!” 

“My favourite lyrics of ‘Take Up Space’ are “I would hitchhike to the coast, coasting along, travelling alone” because that’s exactly what I would do if I wasn’t afraid. I love this song because it really evokes a better, more joyful world, where women and LGBTQ+ people can take up space without fear,” comments bassist Mimi Jasson.

Produced and mixed by Tarek Musa, the video was shot at his recording studio and at Katz’s house in Hackney. Check it out below!

Take Up Space is out now via Alcopop! (UK) and Dine Alone (US/Canada). You can stream the track HERE.

See them live at the following dates later this year: 

September 2021

Wed 1st – CARDIFF – The Moon Club
Thu 2nd – BRISTOL – Louisiana 
Fri 3rd – NOTTINGHAM – Bodega 
Sat 4th – BIRMINGHAM – Muther’s Studio 
Sun 5th – LEEDS – Hyde Park Book Club 
Tue 7th – YORK – Fulford Arms 
Wed 8th – GLASGOW – Hug & Pint 
Thu 9th – SHEFFIELD – Sidney & Matilda 
Fri 10th – MANCHESTER – Castle Hotel 
Sat 11th – LIVERPOOL – Kazimier Stockroom 
Sun 12th – LEICESTER – Duffy’s Bar 
Mon 13th – NORWICH – Voodoo Daddy’s Showroom 
Wed 15th – SOUTHAMPTON – Heartbreakers (Supporting The Subways)
Sat 18th – LONDON – Roundhouse Studio (Supporting Frank Turner)

October 2021

Sat 9th – MIDDLESBOROUGH – Twisterella Festival
Sat 30th – LONDON – Oslo 

November 2021

Sun 14th – EDINBURGH – Stag & Dagger Festival

Tickets are on sale HERE

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