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 Rakel Mjöll (vocals), Alice Go (guitar)and Bella Podpadec (bass). This band aren’t just about bashing out insanely good guitar bangers, they’re about creating a wonderful world to dive into headfirst and everyone is invited along for the ride.
They came together while studying visual arts at Brighton University, with roommates Rakel and Bella deciding to enlist hotshot guitarist Alice while a few Jägerbombs deep on an indie disco dance-floor, and the dayglo world of Dream Wife was born. Initially formed as a performance project, they quickly realized that their chemistry was too powerful for it to be a one-time thing.The band chose the name Dream Wife, not from the 1953 Hollywood rom-com, but for its wordplay - “It’s a commentary on the objectification of women; the 1950s American Dream stereotype package. Having the dream house, the dream car and the dream wife, we want to flip the script on that. Women aren’t objects; we don’t just fit into one mold.
The thrilling three-piece have dominated the playlists at BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music; supported Garbage, The Kills and Sunflower Bean on tours across the US and Europe; and impressed huge crowds at the world’s biggest festivals including Iceland Airwaves, Lollapalooza and South By Southwest.
"sticking two fingers up at the patriarchy... breaking gender norms and creating a genuine safe space for their fans in the process."