WHERE? London (UK) WHO? Rakel Mjöll, Alice Go, Bella Podpadec
RELEASE: EP01 (Out now via Cannibal Hymns)
FILE UNDER: Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Cheap Trick
Named after a 1953 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, Dream Wife is comprised of Rakel Mjöll (lead vocals), Alice Go (guitar, vocals), Bella Podpadec (bass, vocals). They were studying fine art and visual art at college in Brighton a year ago when they had the concept of forming a fake girl band as an art project for a gallery exhibition. Eventually they wrote a few songs, recorded them, made a mockumentary inspired by Spinal Tap, and performed at the opening of the exhibition. From a fake band, they became an actual real band.
The trio started doing gigs around England, writing some more songs, and released last March their EP01, which has plenty of great and charmingly 90’s grungy pop tunes. Their most recent single is the energetic and irresistible track “FUU” featuring a guest rap appearance from Fever Dream.