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Dream Wife is more than just a band, it's a way of life. You'll struggle to find a tighter knit trio than the fabulously fierce Rakel Mjöll (vocals), Alice Go (guitar) and Bella Podpadec (bass), whose art school roots have informed their all-encompassing aesthetic and sharp eye for detail. This band isn't just about bashing out insanely good guitar bangers that conjure up visions of Blondie by way of Bikini Kill, ESG and Pat Benatar – though on the songs that make up their debut album, they certainly do that too – they're about creating a wonderful world to dive into headfirst and everyone is invited along for the ride.
When it comes to their sound, Dream Wife worships at the twin altars of David Bowie and Madonna. "We rock but we're definitely a pop band," says Alice. "I don't think there's any shame in that. There's the assumption that pop doesn't have integrity, but that's not true." Integrity is not something Dream Wife are short on. A scene unto themselves, their gigs are a riot of handmade props and stage sets that cover everything from space beaches to haunted graveyards, while their finely tuned show is the product of extreme DIY beginnings.
It's the songs too that make the shows, from the fiery fury of "FUU" to the new wave politico-pop of "Somebody" and euphoric old school indie hit "Fire." These are songs in the classic mold – big, beautiful and crazily catchy. And, of course, there's the three dynamic women at the band's core. Alice is convinced the group's drive and dedication comes from the fact they're all fire symbols. "We're a power trio," she says. "There's a crazy energy between us." Bella is in agreement; "It is magic when we're together." Get ready to fall under Dream Wife's spell.