Two girls from Brighton, Alice Go on guitar and Bella Podpadec on bass and one girl from Reykjavic, Rakel Mjöll on vocals. Dream Wife are named after the film from 1953 with Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant. Drummer doesn’t make it to the press photos so we don’t know who (s)he is. Dream Wife are the musical opposite of my last post about Greta Van Fleet but like them they have so far just released one 4 track EP (although we are still waiting for the Greta Van Fleet vinyl). Like them they are (probably) in their early twenties or younger and like them they are getting some attention. Like them they have been said to have a great live show, just that one is Classic Rock, the other Classic Indie.
But for me although I like both bands and Dream Wife’s arty, “cartoon, smirking” Indie Pop, I’m particularly a fan of Alice Go’s creative, precise guitar playing and her Burns guitar with a wonderful tone. Seek out and listen to EP 1 on Spotify or YouTube. Somebody has been released since that first EP and with more tracks appearing we expect an album or another vinyl EP really soon.
So lyrically, “I am not my body, I am somebody” might be the polar opposite of Greta Van Fleet with their Led Zep influence but two new bands, two different genres, different audiences and both records will be gracing the In Deep Music library as soon as they are available. Stay eclectic.
For a more in depth assessment of Dream Wife go to this link from The Guardian newspaper from February last year.