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DREAM WIFE performs the song "SOMEBODY" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY NICOLE PINTO
Dream Wife is more than just a band, Dream Wife is 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 aren’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 the songs that make up their debut album, out early 2018, they certainly do that too – they’re about creating a wonderful world to dive into headfirst and everyone is invited along for the ride.
The band came together while they were studying visual arts at Brighton University, with roommates Rakel – born in Iceland and raised in California – and Bella deciding they needed to enlist hotshot guitarist Alice while a few Jägerbombs deep on an indie disco dance-floor. Alice responded to the pair’s Facebook message instantly and the dayglo world of Dream Wife was born. Initially formed for a University performance art project, they quickly realized that their chemistry was too powerful for them just to be a one time thing. They took themselves out on the road under their own steam, touring Canada and Europe with only four songs and without a booking agent, promoter or a tour manager. “We didn’t have any idea what we were doing but we still did it,” says Rakel of their somewhat unconventional start. “We were a wild band,” says Alice. “In fact, we were basically feral.” 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.” Fall under Dream Wife’s spell.
Producer/Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Videographer: Luke Houben
Recorded by: James Schumacher
Mixed by: Peter Tilley
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