London-based and British/Icelandic born trio Dream Wife just made their triumphant stateside debut on tour with The Kills and at SXSW, which earned them praise from NPR, Entertainment Weekly, DIY and more. The band have shared the music video for their catchy, feminist battle cry Somebody. Shot and directed by bassist Bella Podpadec’s father John, you can check it out via Vevo below.
“With the video for Somebody, we wanted to make something direct and simple. The song is a ballad about the experience of living with a female body, in respect of this subject matter we focused on capturing a truthful performance that was both elegant and stripped back.
We drew inspiration from the male dominated iconography of 70s glam rock; a time where men were able to explore their femininity, with the video for Somebody we are playing off this subversion with our own exploration of contemporary femininity.”
Dream Wife released their debut EP last year via Lucky Number (Hinds, Sleigh Bells, Alex G), which earned them spins on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Beats 1, and KEXP, as well as massive support from The FADER, Dazed, The Guardian, i-D, NME, and more. The band has also garnered a well-deserved reputation for their exhilarating live shows, having sold out venues across UK/Europe, played festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, and toured with the likes of Sleigh Bells.
03/29/17 Best Fit Club, Madrid, Spain
04/08/17 Flying Vinyl Festival, Oslo, London
04/22/17 Are You Listening Festival, Reading
04/27/17 Tufnell Park Dome, London
04/29/17 Live at Leeds, Leeds
04/30/17 FestEvol: Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
05/19/17 The Warren, The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
05/20/17 Sticky Mikes, The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
06/30/17 Festival Rockorama, Toulon, France
07/08/17 Blue Dot Festival, Nebula Stage, Cheshire
Dream Wife are Rakel Mjöll (lead vocals), Alice Go (guitar and vocals) and Bella Podpadec (bass and vocals).
For more information on Dream Wife, visit dreamwife.co.