Friday, July 31, 2020

Dream Nails - "Vagina Police 2.0"

Photo by Marieke Macklon
This is definitely not a song written for two cis, straight, middle aged dads, but I have a feeling we're going to be loving this band for a while. The latest single from England's Dream Nails is called "Vagina Police 2.0." It's the exact kind of punk I truly love. It's loud, and brash, and catchy as possible. It's more mocking in its tone than destructive, and fits right in with the current riot grrrl revival, but with British accents which just adds to the whole feeling. 

Drummer Lucy Katz explains that the song is... “our battle-cry against the persistent and pathetic-yet-insidious obsession of the state to police our bodies at any cost. It’s a song about reproductive rights and (in)justice in all its forms.” Bassist Mimi Jassson also says: “From abortions being illegal, to forced sterilization of trans people. We stand in solidarity with our trans siblings in the face of the UK’s repression of trans rights.”

You can watch the video for "Vagina Police 2.0" below. Dream Nails's self-titled debut will be out August 28 on Dine Alone in North America and Alcopop! everywhere else. You can pre-order the album via Bandcamp. For more on Dream Nails, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

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