DREAM WIFE – “FIRE” E.P. REVIEW

Dream Wife serve up a perfect slice of jangly pop punk with their new E.P. “Fire”.

This is the all female trio’s fourth release, following EP01 and the two singles, “F.U.U.” and “Somebody“. Amongst other things, the title track explores the power of a true connection between two people “Do you remember last night there was a fire? We danced and we screamed and we held each other tight.” It is peppered with their distinctive guitar sound and a chorus as catchy as anything you’ll hear this autumn.

Dream Wife is jangly pop punk at it’s very best and “Fire” is most likely to see the band increase their ever-growing following. Don’t be surprised if this crosses over into the mainstream with some serious radio play.

The second track is a re-release of their “Somebody” single – well worth it’s inclusion both lyrically and musically to get the song in front of the newer fans they will no doubt be welcoming on the back of “Fire”. This assault on objectification … “ I am not my body, I am somebody” is again, wrapped up in a fantastically catchy tune but with less aggressive guitar work. This offers an interestingly more mellow sound, contrasting with the subject matter.

It’s well worth exploring some of the live videos on You Tube, where I think they sound even better and the more aggressive guitar work on “Fire” comes to the fore on a number of tracks.

The E.P. is available for pre-order now, “Fire” and “Somebody” available for immediate download, with the remaining tracks, all remixes of “Fire”, available on the official release date of 29 September.

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Catch the band on their upcoming UK tour and first U.S. headline shows before they start selling out bigger venues …

Sep 22 Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg, Germany
Oct 01 Dreamland Margate Kent, United Kingdom
Oct 07 Multiple Venues Middlesbrough Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Oct 12 The Magnet Liverpool, United Kingdom
Oct 13 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 14 The Hare And Hounds Birmingham, United Kingdom
Oct 15 The Cookie Leicester, United Kingdom
Oct 16 The Bullingdon Oxford, United Kingdom
Oct 18 The Wardrobe Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 19 Band on the Wall Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 20 Bedford Esquires Bedford, United Kingdom
Oct 21 The Haunt Brighton, United Kingdom
Oct 22 The Louisiana Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 23 Sixty Million Postcards Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Oct 25 Scala London, United Kingdom
Nov 13 EchoPlex Los Angeles, CA
Nov 16 Baby’s All Right New York, NY

               

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Graham Geldard

Music first, Photography second, now the two go hand in hand. Travelled the length and breadth of musical genres – 70s glam rock to 77 punk to 80s / 90s mod, post punk, trashy rock ‘n’ roll & metal. Will listen to and shoot anything. Now hooked on the thriving Leeds gig scene – local bands and visiting bands, arenas to toilet venues.

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