What? In their own words, they’re turning out ‘poolside pop with a bite’.
From where? Brighton, London and Reykjavik.
What’s the story? Dream Wife came together as a performance art project, but quickly spilled over into a real-life technicolour mash-up of punk, grunge, disco and pop.
While still at art college in Brighton the trio took their cues from fifties’ film Dream Wife, starring Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant, and set about channelling its wry humour and subtle feminine subversion in a new direction.
Now with a firecracker of a self-titled EP under their belts and a UK tour in the bag, they’ve morphed from exhibition confection to contagious buzz band.
Wrapping influences such as Debbie Harry, Grimes and Sleater-Kinny into their pop package has yielded a super-tight take on nineties alt-rock that’s won fans in Huw Stephens, The Line of Best Fit and The Guardian.
Meanwhile, on the road, their roaring live displays have been slaying all those who stand in their path. Don't miss their upcoming dates, info below.
Sounds like? Bananarama fronting Bikini Kill.
Predicted to? Explode in a kaleidoscope of rock and rainbows.
Must hear? The all-out sugar rush of Kids:
31 October, Moth Club, London
1 November, The Loft, Liverpool
17 December, Green Door Store, Brighton