Dream Nails have released their latest track, an anthemic and brilliant single, ‘They/Them’.
“This song is a rage-fuelled love letter to non-binary people everywhere”, says singer Leah Kirby. “As a non-binary person, or enby, living in the UK, I am constantly mis-gendered and often feel invisible. This is a banger for the fat enbys, the black enbys, the neurodiverse enbys, the disabled enbys. The enbys that don’t fit mainstream narrative of what genderqueer is. We refuse to be palatable and to fit into binary terms of ‘male’ and ‘female’. After hearing this song, I dare you to call me girl again!”
Guitarist and backing vocalist Anya Pearson explains why it’s so necessary to support non-binary people: “They don’t currently have legal recognition in the UK. This means having to choose between ‘male’ or ‘female’ on official documents like passports, driving licences, marriage certificates, and even – for those who medically transition – on their Gender Recognition Certificates. We’re stoked to be using this release to raise money for a grassroots LGBT charity in Leah’s hometown of Colchester. We’ve collaborated with one of our favourite queer artists Hannah Dickins, whose signature typographic style is utterly unmistakable, to create limited edition posters of the single artwork. All proceeds go to The Outhouse.”
Dream Nails fans can purchase art prints of the single cover for a donation — they can also choose to donate the art to LGBT youth clubs and charities.
The music video for ‘They/Them’ was shot at a cabaret show at the Underbelly in London, UK, by non-binary filmmaker and drag performer Bobo Lai. In the video, Leah Kirby invites us into their world – backstage at The Non-Binary Cabaret, one of the UK’s foremost non-binary shows – and we watch Leah’s captivating transformation into Cyro, their drag alter-ego. We also meet other non-binary performers including Carrot, Flick, Prinx Silver, Oedipussi Rex, and photographer Queer Garden.
Dream Nails have announced a Deministmas livestream gig for December 2020.
It’s set to take place on 6th December 2020 which follows on from their ‘gig in a box’ livestream over summer, and the release of their recent record.
Tickets are on sale now along with the second round of their signature ‘gig in a box’ bundles, which will contain a grow-your-own Christmas tree (which will reach maturity in 2028), some self-care treats, and a gender-neutral toilet sign, as part of Dream Nails’ commitment to make gig venues safer.
Singer Janey Starling says: “We know a lot of our fans find the festive period really difficult – especially people who are queer, trans or estranged from family. Dream Nails are here for you! Feministmas is going to be a really joyful, life-affirming night for everyone to look forward to, and so will the Gig In A Boxes we’re sending out!”
Drummer Lucy Katz adds: “We will even be premiering our first Christmas song! As well as throwing all our energy and enthusiasm into curating the kind of live-show we have all been craving, we will also be offering our fans first-access to the Feministmas Virtual Merch Table featuring limited-edition merch for the creme-de-la-creme of feminist stocking fillers.”
Creeper, Palaye Royale, Cheap Cuts and more are among the names added to the Homeschool Festival.
The online event is set to take play over the May bank holiday weekend, 8th – 10th May 2020 on homeschoolfest.com
New acts added to the line-up are Palaye Royale, Dream Nails, Best Ex, Talk Show, Creeper, We Are Scientists and more.
This adds to an already stacked bill which includes SWMRS, Boston Manor, Milk Teeth, The Amazons, Circa Waves, Jamie Lenman, Bloxx and more.
Homeschool Festival is reading awareness of the life saving work of the frontline medical staff and volunteers in the UK, encouraging donations to the NHS Charitites Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal over the weekend.
You can check out all the artists that are participating in the festival below.