It’s 23:37 and I have just stepped back into my flat, after a full day of work and belly full of beer, you might think I want to go to bed. Fuck that.
I have just been to see the very first Dream Wife headline show and battery acid is running through my veins.
The punk rock four piece have just introduced themselves to London in a furious cacophony of pure performance.
The band hasn’t even released a full album, yet every single one of their songs was met with absolute delerium from the crowd at The Dome in Tufnell park.
The four piece looked like they enjoyed one of their best nights and they deserve it. It has been a long time since I have seen a group enjoy themselves so much on stage.
Lead vocalist Rakel Mjoll screamed “I am not my body, I am somebody” during the chorus of ‘Somebody’, words which echo an objection to being objectified.
During one song, our heroine spent the entire time hitched onto the shoulders of her friends in the middle of the pit, not missing a beat in the chaos.
Flanked by bassist Bella Podpadec and lead guitarist Alice Go, Dream Wife produced one of the most enjoyable live shows I have seen for a long time.
The new wave of punk rock bands which are predominantly made up of woman is something I am incredibly happy about. In the past year I haven’t been able to stop listening to the likes of Hinds, Bleached, Warpaint and Deap Valley, bands which I have seen live and been blown away by. Dream Wife couldn’t be fresher on the scene, yet they are undoubtedly part of a movement which is taking the music industry by storm.
My favourite song of the night was FUU (Fuck U Up) The track sounds great on record but listening to it being played live make you feel like ripping the head of a grizzly bear and rampaging through the night.
Check out the full track by clicking here.
have absolutely no doubt that Dream Wife will enjoy a metronomic rise over the next year with the release of their new album and soon to be announced UK tour. (I fucking hope they announce a UK tour)
I spotted quite a few people in the crowd who were clearly alone (as I was) probably unable to convince friends to come out to watch an unheard band on a miserable Thursday night, however, it’s fair to say that every single person in attendance tonight will be dragging everybody they can to the next Dream Wife show, make sure you’re along for the ride…