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DREAM WIFE – Share Album Title Track “So When You Gonna…” + Announce 2021 UK Tour




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New wave structure meets punk blatancy and 21st-century gender fluency” – New York Times

 “[Dream Wife] combine sticky pop flourishes and bruising sounds with brazen self-assurance….extending the continuum of uncompromising feminist musical statements with refreshing directness.” – NPR Music

“The rightful heiresses to Le Tigre’s punky-disco party, Dream Wife have made a hard-hitting, hard-sweating workout tune that will nestle nicely next to Eye of the Tiger in that “Running” playlist you keep adding tunes to but never actually use” – The Guardian on “Sports!”

 “Punk rock trio Dream Wife make music that flips a middle finger to convention.” – The FADER

“The art-school project that’s evolved into one of indie-rock’s most politically dynamic emerging acts” – Entertainment Weekly

“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

“The girl gang proving there’s force in femininity. Dream Wife create pop anthems for the Instagram generation” – Dazed

London-based trio Dream Wife – Rakel Mjöll, Bella Podpadec and Alice Go – will release their explosive new album So When You Gonna… this Summer, and today the band share the album’s title track, accompanied by a music video directed by Aidan Zamiri. “So When You Gonna” follows the previously released singles “Sports!” and “Hasta La Vista,” and is accompanied by today’s 2021 tour date announcement and the release of episode five of the band’s womxn-centric podcast series. Check out “So When You Gonna…” HERE and read more about it below. 

Dream Wife on “So When You Gonna…”:

“It’s a dare, an invitation, a challenge.  It’s about communicating your desires, wholehearted consent and the point where talking is no longer enough. It promotes body autonomy and self-empowerment through grabbing the moment. The breakdown details the rules of attraction in a play by play ‘commentator’ style, inspired by Meat Loaf’s ‘Paradise by the Dashboard Light’.

For the video for we worked with our favourite elf prince Aidan Zamiri who filmed around a free sweaty, sexy, gig we did for ours fans back in January – shot as a first person POV from the inside of a mouth. Performing live is the beating heart of this band and we miss it, so please take this video as a little love letter to the rock show”

Today the band also announce a UK and European tour for 2021. The tour kicks off in April with the final UK date at London’s Electric Ballroom before they head to Europe for a string of dates. Full list of shows below and tickets for all shows are available HERE.

Dream Wife also share episode five in their So When You Gonna… podcast series. Having always been outspoken about holding up other womxn and non-binary people in the arts and creative industries, the band have– as they say in the record’s first single “Sports!” –“put their money where their mouth is” with this new series. Each episode is a one-on-one interview with a different creative, connected with Dream Wife, about how exactly they managed to hone their craft. The band have interviewed friends, collaborators and people whom also inspire them across multiple fields and hope to encourage their fans and listeners to start something new, to pursue their creative interests and also to provide advice in navigating these industries. The first episode to feature was the new album’s producer Marta Salogni discussing how to get into music production, followed by Bishi musician and founder of Women in Technology creative industries Hub, Ayesha Tan Jones artist, activist and non-binary witch, musician and artist Girli and today a brand new episode with live agent Adele Slater discussing what it’s like being a womxn in the live music industry HERE.

Tour dates (UK in bold):

Wed 14 Apr 2021: UK Oxford @ The Bullingdon

Thu 15 Apr 2021: UK Birmingham @ O2 Institute 2

Fri 16 Apr 2021: UK Leeds @ The Wardrobe

Sat 17 Apr 2021: UK Manchester @ Manchester Academy 2

Sun 18 Apr 2021: UK Glasgow @ St Luke’s

Tues 20 Apr 2021: UK Norwich @ Waterfront

Wed 21 Apr 2021: UK Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms

Thu 22 Apr 2021: UK Cambridge @ The Portland Arms

Sat 24 Apr 2021: UK Brighton @ Chalk

Sun 25 Apr 2021: UK Portsmouth @ The Wedgewood Rooms

Tue 27 Apr 2021: UK Bristol @ SWX

Wed 28 Apr 2021: UK London @ Electric Ballroom

Fri 30 Apr 2021: France Paris @ La Boule Noire

Sat 01 May 2021: Belgium Brussels @ AB Club

Mon 03 May 2021: Germany Hamburg @ Molotow

Wed 05 May 2021: Denmark Copenhagen @ Loppen

Thu 06 May 2021: Sweden Stockholm @ Nalen Klubb

Fri 07 May 2021: Norway Oslo @ Krosset

Sat 08 May 2021: Sweden Malmo @ Plan B

Mon 10 May 2021: Germany Berlin @ Frannz Club

Tue 11 May 2021: Germany Munich @ Ampere

Wed 12 May 2021: Germany Nuremberg @ Club Stereo


So When You Gonna… will be released on July 3rd via Lucky Number – pre-order HERE.


“So When You Gonna”


1. Sports!
2. Hasta La Vista
3. Homesick
4. Validation
5. Temporary
6. U Do U
7. RH RN
8. Old Flame
9. So When You Gonna…
10. Hold On Me
22. After The Rain







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