VIDEO NEWS: Dream Nails Release New Video For New Single ‘Ballpit’

Photo Credit: Holly Whittaker @hollywhittaker 

Queer punk collective Dream Nails have released a video for their new single Ballpit, another glimpse into their upcoming sophomore album Doom Loop.

“This song is about having fun for the sake of it,” declares drummer Lucy Katz. “It’s about the pursuit of hedonism as a radical act.  Sometimes the dread and hopelessness caused by the succubus of late-capitalism, patriarchy, white supremacy, and environmental devastation feels overwhelming.

“These problems aren’t going to be solved by acting silly in a ball pit or writing a song about it, but part of breaking through the doom loop is learning how to have self-compassion, to carve out moments and spaces where we can play and simply exist.”

“After a show, with the band tired and depleted, Anya started begging everyone else to check out this adult ball pit, aptly named Balls Deep… She was honestly desperate to go,” adds bassist Mimi Jasson. “We caved and ended up spending an ecstatic hour surrounded by ‘sticky coloured plastic,’ laughing, and jumping in, over and over again… ‘Drowning in colour’ is the ultimate goal.”

Like what you hear? You can stream or purchase Ballpit HERE.

Doom Loop is due for release on 13th October 2023 via Marshall Records, available to pre-order HERE.

See Dream Nails live at one of the following dates:

September 2023

Fri 8th – BIRMINGHAM, UK – The Rainbow

October 2023

Fri 13th – KINGSTON – Banquet Records*
Sat 14th – LIVERPOOL – Jacaranda*
Sun 15th – CAMBRIDGE, UK – Junction*
Mon 16th – NEWCASTLE – Beyond Vinyl
Tue 17th – LEEDS – Crash Records*
Wed 18th – NOTTINGHAM – Rough Trade*
Thu 19th – LONDON – Rough Trade East*
Thu 26th – GLASGOW, UK – McChiulls
Fri 27th – MANCHESTER, UK – Canvas

November 2023

Thu 2nd – NOTTINGHAM, UK – Bodega
Fri 3rd – BRISTOL, UK – Rough Trade
Sat 4th – LONDON, UK – Omeara
Fri 24th – PARIS, FR – L’International
Sat 25th – BADEN, DE – Werkk Kulturlokal
Sun 26th – BERN, CH – Rossli Bar
Tue 28th – KOLN, DE – Blue Shell
Wed 29th – HAMBURG, DE – Hafenklang
Thu 30th – BERLIN, DE – Schokoladen

December 2023

Sun 3rd – MUNSTER, DE – LWL Museum
Wed 6th – ROTTERDAM, NL – V11
Thu 7th – ANTWERP, BE – Trix
Fri 8th – AMSTERDAM, NL – Cinetol

*In-store performances

Tickets are on sale HERE.

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