Dream Nails Drop Shimmering New Disco-Punk Single ‘Ballpit’

Dream Nails have shared the latest single from their forthcoming album, with the shimmering track ‘Ballpit’ arriving with an equally glossy video.

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‘Ballpit’ is the newest cut from the punk collective’s forthcoming sophomore album, ‘Doom Loop’, which arrives October 13.

The new track bears the same snarling energy as the album’s prior singles ‘Good Guy’ and ‘Femme Boi’, with an added disco-punk edge. 

Have a listen via its brand-new video below.

Discussing the band’s latest war cry, drummer Lucy Katz has explained:

“This song is about having fun for the sake of it. It’s about the pursuit of hedonism as a radical act.

“Sometimes the dread and hopelessness caused by the succubus of late-capitalism, patriarchy, white supremacy, and environmental devastation feels overwhelming.

“These problems aren’t going to be solved by acting silly in a ball pit or writing a song about it, but part of breaking through the doom loop is learning how to have self-compassion, to carve out moments and spaces where we can play and simply exist.”

Bassist Mimi Jasson, meanwhile, has explained more about the track’s origins, saying:

“After a show, with the band tired and depleted, Anya started begging everyone else to check out this adult ball pit, aptly named Balls Deep… She was honestly desperate to go. 

“We caved and ended up spending an ecstatic hour surrounded by ‘sticky coloured plastic,’ laughing, and jumping in, over and over again… ‘Drowning in colour’ is the ultimate goal.”

Dream Nails are set to perform a series of intimate in-store shows this October ahead of their full UK and European headline tour, with fans able to buy a ticket from here.

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