London-based trio Dream Wife will perform for the first time in Bucharest – February 29 at Control Club.
Tickets are now available via Eventbook.ro.
Playing a mixture of punk rock, pop and indie rock, Dream Wife – vocalist Rakel Mjöll (she/her), guitarist Alice Go (she/her), bassist Bella Podpadec (they/them) – released their electrifying third album, Social Lubrication, this summer via Lucky Number to critical acclaim.
Known for their explosive live shows, Dream Wife have come a long way since their 2018 self-titled debut. Their last album smashed the Official UK Top 20 album charts (the only indie album recorded and produced by all women at the time to do so), and earned them universal praise and countless sold-out shows.
What came next was remixes for the likes of Rina Sawayama, Nova Twins, and Porridge Radio, and international touring at festivals such as Lollapalooza (US), Laneway (AU), Summersonic (JP), Primavera (ES) and Pitchfork (FR) as well as opening slots for Garbage, The Kills, and even the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park.
Social Lubrication is an entirely self-written album, produced by Alice Go (of Dream Wife) alongside Matthew Peel, mixed by duo Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Killers, Depeche Mode) and Caesar Edmunds (Wet Leg, Beach House). The album finds the band once again playfully tackling big subjects like bodily autonomy, dismantling the patriarchy, and using your platform for the greater good, while truly translating the visceral nature of their riotous live shows to tape for the first time.
Dream Wife – Social Lubrication (video): https://youtu.be/06E5WwHvWs8
"Dream Wife just want to dismantle the patriarchy. The U.K. art punks make music that’s roiling with feminist rage and Spice Girls attitude" – Rolling Stone
"It is the sound of a generation’s patience running out to a soundtrack for the ages." - Dork Magazine
"Fuelled by their trademark antagonistic spirit, Dream Wife’s third album Social Lubrication is a righteous mix of pleasure, anarchy and empowerment." - The Line of Best Fit
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