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DREAM NAILS Release Video For New Single 'Take Up Space'

London’s queer feminist punks DREAM NAILS have released an empowering summer anthem of a single ‘Take Up Space’, along with a vibrant music video, via Alcopop! (U.K.) and Dine Alone (US / Can). As drummer Lucy Katz puts it

“'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.”

‘Take Up Space’ is Dream Nails’ first release with new lead singer Leah Kirby (they/them pronouns), who says:

“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!”

Guitarist Anya Pearson adds:

“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!”

And bassist Mimi Jasson gets personal, explaining

“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.”


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