I love riot grrrl bands far more than any man in his 40s should, and I'm thrilled at this current resurgence of the sound of my college years retooled for the current generation. My most recent discovery is London's Dream Nails, who describe them selves as "feminist punk witches." With that description, how are you not going to love them? Their latest single, "Tourist," is "... about men who present themselves as a hero but all they really want to do is fetishise sad girls, make them emotionally attached and then abuse that power. We can smell those guys a mile away and they’re creepy," according to frontwoman Janey Starling. Their sound is similar to Bikini Kill, but nowhere near as aggressive, but instead with a little bit of fun. It's kind of like Bikini Kill meets Bis.
You can listen to "Tourist" below. Dream Girls' debut EP, Dare to Care, will be out tomorrow, October 27. For more on Dream Girls, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.