Just last week Dream Wife dropped the title track off their forthcoming EP and for all intents and purposes, it’s Fire! Having developed a strong reputation across the UK for their enigmatic live shows, and killing their set at I Oh You’s SXSW party earlier this year, it was just a matter of time before the trio would pop in for a squeeze. Dream Wife Originally found a unique chemistry in what could be referred to as a performance art piece – embodying witches and mermaids on stage in their live shows. Couple their unique modus operandi with their raw punky aesthetic and the groups undeniable pop sensibilities, you have one hell of band.
Are you finding it a little difficult to put your finger on the vocals? I admit I too was a little confused before reading that lead singer Rakel Mjöll hails from the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik. Our Friday Freshy feels as though it could fit in any decade from the 80’s onwards. The noisy, unnerving guitar that whines and shrieks throughout the track embodies the chaotic nature of a rising flame. The kick- heavy drum beat controls the Fire whilst also adding to the frenetic energy that Dream Wife have captured in this banger of a tune. In an interview with the FADER, the band discussed that today’s Juice explores the inherent multiple meanings behind fire as an element, be it symbolic, metaphoric or physical. Fire is the perfect song to gear you up for the weekend so get amongst it! In an unrelated observation, I’ve always thought our featured band have a little bit of the Blondie’s about them. That is all.
Dream Wife’s forthcoming EP Fire is due Friday September 29 on Pod via Inertia Music.