London’s Dream Nails are back with their first release since recruiting new singer Leah Kirby, and it’s a catchy surf-rock influenced tune called Take Up Space.
It’s a song that looks forward to going out, sunbathing, going on dates – but is clear-eyed about the creeps that lurk in the night, causing keys to be held like Wolverine.
The summery single arrives just days after Kirby’s first gig with guitarist Anya Pearson, bassist Mimi Jasson and drummer Lucy Katz at a sold-out, secret fan club show in London. Kirby was only announced as the new Dreams Singer last month after previous singer and founding member Janey Starling left in May.
Next month the band kicks off a headline tour that begins in Cardiff on 1 September. They also have (sold out) support dates with Frank Turner and The Subways, and a show on a boat for their UK label Alcopop! Records.
The dates will be the first opportunity to tour their self-titled debut album. Released last summer, its infectious poppy hooks, by turns cuttingly humorous and righteously angry, earned them plaudits from the likes of Kerrang and the NME.
Dream Nails tour dates
Wednesday 1 Cardiff, The Moon Club
Tuesday 2 Bristol, Louisiana
Friday 3 Nottingham, Bodega
Saturday 4 Birmingham, Muther’s Studio
Sunday 5 Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
Tuesday 7 York, Fulford Arms
Wednesday 8 Glasgow, Hug & Pint
Thursday 9 Sheffield, Sidney & Matilda
Friday 10 Manchester, Castle Hotel
Saturday 11 Liverpool, Kazimier Stockroom
Sunday 12 Leicester, Duffy’s Bar
Monday 13 Norwich, Voodoo Daddy’s Showroom
Wednesday 15 Southampton, Heartbreakers
Thursday 16 St. Albans, The Horn (supporting @thesubways) – SOLD OUT
Friday 17 Alcopop-a-Cruise – SOLD OUT
Saturday 18 London, Lost Evenings IV (supporting @frankturner) – SOLD OUT
Saturday 9 Middlesbrough, Twisterella
Saturday 30 London, Oslo
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