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.”
Big drums and an epic intro with a twinkling of sleigh bells. It’s sweet in just the right measure, covering the old message of being alone during Christmas. Yet it’s full of festive cheer with a punk heart this is a band having had a good crack at creating a modern Christmas song. I think they may have done it.
Check it out, here
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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!”