Icelandic-Brightonian three-piece, Dream Wife are out to prove themselves with their self-described ‘poolside pop with a bite’. Rakel Mjöll (lead vocals), Alice Go (guitar, vocals) and Bella Popadec (bass, vocals) who make up the all-female group have been rising through the ranks swiftly and have earned comparisons to Blondie with their fantastic single ‘Hey Heartbreaker’.
The trio are the only heartbreakers you need in your life though. The band’s other releases ‘Lolita’ and ‘F.U.U.’ serve as prime indicators as to what’s to come from them in 2017. A recent support slot with Black Honey has aided their flourishing success and spread the word further afield too.
The swell of chatter surrounding their vibrant live shows is what makes them such an exciting prospect amongst 2017’s fresh crop of bands. Speaking to DIY magazine, Rakel explained what is likely to influence their future releases.
“It might sound corny, but what’s happening in London right now, being here at this age, coming from different places in the world, and coming together to make stuff – and being broke while doing it – we want to grasp that atmosphere, and what’s happening around us.”
Their desire to capture the intensity and vibrancy of their live shows is also a driving and prominent influence when it comes to recording new material in the studio.
“We’ve been talking about the recording room, and bringing strobe and disco lights into the space, making it like it is a show. It’s coming out in that way live, and we’re trying to capture that.”
Expect to see a lot more of Dream Wife in the following months, as they have plans to hit the road and visit venues nationwide. They’re already lined up to play DIY’s Hello 2017 tour at The Old Blue Last in January and will return home to The Green Door Store in Brighton on 18th January.
The band, named after a 1953 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, are unmissable. Catch them live as they ride high on the wave of hype that surrounds emerging artists on every ‘ones to watch’ list, year after year.
The band mission is “to bring a no-prisoners edge to showy, theatrical pop” and we’re almost certain they will fulfil it if they continue in the same vein that 2016 has seen them progress in. Dream Wife are the future; watch out for them and their glam live shows, fur coats and unique brand of no frills rock’n’roll.