Dream Nails have released a modern-day classic of a Christmas song to round off a busy year for the punk witches. ‘Lonely Star (Christmas Song)’ features bassist Mimi Jasson jumping onto piano, with the band taking inspiration from the Christmas song books of Phil Spector and Weezer to write their own punk Christmas soundtrack, with a heart.
“This Christmas is going to be a bit different from the usual,” admits guitarist Anya Pearson, “so we wrote a Christmas song that sends strength and love to anyone finding this time of year particularly tough – especially those who are LGBT or struggling with acceptance and support at home. We see you, we’re here for you and we love you!!!”
Mimi Jasson adds: “With government failures to respond to the pandemic adequately, we feel strongly about raising money for The Outside Project, the UK’s first LGBTIQ+ Crisis/Homeless Shelter & Community Centre – proceeds from this release will go to them.”
Proceeds from the single on Bandcamp will be going to The Outside Project. If you would like to donate, you can do so here in exchange for a download of the track. The organisation explains their situation over the holidays: “Our shelter and refuge will remain open over Christmas while the majority of homelessness services are shut down. We wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of our community, friends, family and allies. We’re thrilled that Dream Nails have chosen us as beneficiaries of their Christmas single, we couldn’t have hoped for a better Christmas anthem this year!”
Dream Nails will be giving ‘Lonely Star (Christmas Song)’ it’s first live airing at their special festive live-streamed Feministmas gig on 06 December. All of their signature Gig-In-A-Boxes for the event have now sold out but Pay-What-You-Can tickets are still available.
“We are especially excited to be celebrating the release of this song at our Feministmas livestream,” says Mimi. “After another lockdown near the holidays where we can’t physically come together, it’s important for us to have a space where we can keep in touch as a global punk community!”