Dream Wife


“New wave structure meets punk blatancy and 21st-century gender fluency” – New York Times 

“The UK rock band’s debut is a prime example of what happens when you grow up on Bikini Kill and the Slits” – Pitchfork

“[Dream Wife] combine sticky pop flourishes and bruising sounds with brazen self-assurance….extending the continuum of uncompromising feminist musical statements with refreshing directness.” - NPR Music

“Not since Yeah Yeah Yeahs burst out of Manhattan in the early 2000s in a blaze of fishnets and glitter has punk rock been as downright fun” – NME (5/5 Stars)

“Punk rock trio Dream Wife make music that flips a middle finger to convention.” – The FADER

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 UK’s most exciting new bands and “Fire” is the latest euphoric single to be taken from their recently released and critically acclaimed self-titled debut album.

“Fire” is “a song of explosive emotion; volcanic, eruptive and reflective in turn,” explain the band members, all three of which are astrological fire signs “During moments of pure connection a bolt of fire can be felt between people. The explosion begins; movement is electric, conversation erratic and you become fully immersed in the moment. Thematically and tonally we explore the paradox present in the symbolism of ‘fire’ as both a creative and destructive force.”

Dream Wife are currently on a sold out tour across the UK and Europe, which includes their biggest headline show to date at London’s Heaven.  Following which they will perform at arenas across the country opening for The Vaccines, tour the US with Sunflower Bean and The Kills, and then head into a jam-packed festival season including performances at the Belfast leg of BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend and Reading & Leeds Festivals.

Dream Wife are: Rakel Mjöll (lead vocals), Alice Go (guitar and vocals) and Bella Podpadec (bass and vocals).

Tour Dates

31/03 Cardiff, UK Wales Go Pop

03/04 Bristol, UK Academy %

05/04 Bournemouth, UK Academy %

06/04 Cambridge, UK Corn Exchange %

07/04 Birmingham, UK Academy %

09/04 Manchester, UK Academy %

10/04 Nottingham, UK Rock City %

12/04 Glasgow, UK Academy %

13/04 Sheffield, UK Academy %

14/04 London, UK Alexander Palace %

25/05 Edinburgh, UK Hidden Door Festival

26/05 Belfast, UK BBC Music Festival

27/05 Southampton, UK Common People

24/06 Reykjavik, Iceland Solstice Festival

21/07 Oxford, UK Truck Festival

24/08 Reading, UK Reading Festival

25/08 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival

01/09 Bristol, UK Downs Festival

14/09 London, UK Brixton Academy ^

15/09 London, UK Brixton Academy ^

% w/The Vaccines

*  w/Sunflower Bean

^  w/Garbage

† w/The Kills