"Dream Wife is a perfect example of what makes SXSW special, the discovery and excitement of seeing something real that has feeling and meat to it, and makes you grateful you were there to witness it." -NPR Music
"Punk rock trio Dream Wife make music that flips a middle finger to convention." - The FADER
"Dream Wife's most recent singles are two of the most urgent, empowering, and subversive rock jams of 2017" - Gorilla vs. Bear
"a well-oiled machine worthy of the Strokes but performed with the righteous indignation of Bikini Kill...snappy, punk-informed rock 'n' roll." - Stereogum
"why they rule: Astounding musical precision, addictive melodies, and plenty of heart." -Entertainment Weekly
"Dream Wife offer a soundtrack ripe for a punk Sofia Coppola movie soundtrack" - NYLON
London-based and British/Icelandic born punk rock trio Dream Wife just announced their long-awaited self-titled debut album, and today they share a striking music video for the record’s first single. "Let's Make Out," the band's celebratory ode to femme sexuality and consent, was directed by Aidan Zamiri and sees the Wives hosting their very own prom.
Dream Wife explains the video:
"'Let's Make Out' is a light-hearted celebration of sexuality. Women are and have a right to be sexual beings. The video is silly, hedonistic and really fun. There is no shame in sexuality, there is no shame in fun. But remember; consent is key.
"Proms are synonymous with coming of age, a necessary social before graduation. We threw an IRL prom at our recent London show to announce our album and the night ended with much of the cast from the video making out and dancing with us on stage. Prom in many ways represents us coming of age as a band and we're hoping to usher in this new era; dancing, making out, making things with our friends and flipping the script every step of the way."
Since forming in 2015 as a college art school project, Dream Wife - a name chosen as commentary on society's objectification of women - have become one of the foremost up-and-coming bands out of the U.K. They have garnered praise for their early releases and their ferocious live shows, which saw them sell out venues across U.K. and Europe, tour the U.S. withthe Kills, and play festival stages all over the world. Now the band are gearing up to releaseDream Wife on January 26th, 2018 via Lucky Number. Pre-order Dream Wife physicallyhere or digitally here.
Dream Wife made their triumphant stateside debut earlier this year, and will return to the U.S. this week. They play their debut headline show in LA tonight, and play their first-ever New York gig on Thursday. See below to find a show near you, and get your tickets HERE.
Dream Wife are: Rakel Mjöll (lead vocals), Alice Go (guitar and vocals) and Bella Podpadec(bass and vocals).
11/13/2017 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
11/16/2017 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
12/8/2017 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla w/The Cribs
12/16/2017 London, UK @ ULU w/The Cribs
12/20/2017 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell w/The Cribs
2/2/2018 Adelaide, Aus @ Laneway Festival
2/3/2018 Melbourne, Aus @ Laneway Festival
2/4/2018 Sydney, Aus @ Laneway Festival
2/6/2018 Sydney, Aus @ The Landsdowne
2/7/2018 Melbourne, Aus @ The Tote
2/10/2018 Brisbane, Aus @ Laneway Festival
2/11/2018 Perth, Aus @ Laneway Festival
3/7/2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Sugar Factory
3/8/2018 Hasselt, Belgium @ Café Café
3/9/2018 Berlin, Germany @ Badehaus Szimpla
3/10/2018 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar
3/12/2018 Stockholm, Sweden @ Obaren
3/14/2018 Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow Sky Bar
3/15/2018 Koln, Germany @ Blue Shell
3/17/2018 Rotterdam, Holland @ Roodkapje
3/20/2018 Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
3/21/2018 London, UK @ Heaven
3/23/2018 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
3/24/2018 Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
3/25/2018 Dublin, Ireland @ Workmans Club