Iceland Airwaves Preview: Dream Wife

What started as an art exhibition at a university in Brighton in early 2014, Dream Wife quickly became a full-fledged, touring band within a handful of weeks. Dream Wife was originally an art performance about an imaginary girl group, stuck in a ’90s pop culture dreamland. That was until Iceland-born musician Rakel Mjöll and her British bandmates, Alice Go and Bella Podpadec, started getting booked for gigs and festivals across England. It was then that the trio realized they had stumbled upon something awesome. Influenced by artists like Sleater-Kinney, David Bowie, and Blondie, Dream Wife is a unique blend of grunge-pop, indie, and disco.

The group’s sound has been described as “poolside pop with a bite” and their latest music video for the song “F.U.U” definitely delivers on that promise. The video is fun and full of glitter streamers, fairy lights, and fur coats, while the song itself is edgy and packs a strong punch. This year, Dream Wife was named one of The Reykjavík Grapevine’s “6 New Icelandic Bands To Watch Out for At Airwaves.”

Dream Wife will play at Húrra on Saturday November 7th at 9:40pm.

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