Dream Wife: In conversation with the holy trinity of modern rock

Woman of your dreams will embark on a UK tour this month, with a date at the Gorilla in Manchester on March 25. The Mancunion caught up with Alice, the London-based trios lead guitarist, to discuss the new album, what the band are currently working on and

‘So When You Gonna’ is the only record to have reached the top 20 of the UK charts to be produced by an entirely non-male engineering and production team. Reaching a huge number 18 on the Dream Wife charts has taken huge leaps and bounds during lockdown and certainly plans to build on that momentum with this live tour.

Already postponed from last April, these live dates were clearly highly anticipated and not only by the Mancunion team! Dream Wife will also be joined by the wonderful Lucia and the white-hot best boys Glasgowians who have just completed a tour in support of Wolf Alice from Dirty Hit Records. Their show at the Gorilla on the 25thand is going to be something undeniably special.

Alice described working with an all-female engineering team as “incredibly heartwarming”, and that the decision led to the creation of a “safe space of mutual understanding which certainly affected the album”. It’s definitely an interesting feature of the album and I’m sure we’ll see more non-female bands adopting it in the future.

Personally, I cannot recommend So when you go enough. For new listeners, the project is best described as the marriage of garage-punk guitars with dance-pop vocals. Upon hearing this description for the first time, I wouldn’t blame listeners for being skeptical of the project and its sound, but the combination of these juxtaposed elements results in something beautifully individual.

I was thrilled when Alice mentioned that the 11-track project was written for a live set and that this tour would be the first time the tracks were likely to be released on the road, except for a few warm-up shows and festivals last summer. Driving and infuriating, my favorite track on the album has to be ‘Hasta La Vista’, an earworm of a track whose voice will stick with you for months.

I expect this band to do great things and I might see them on tour with Wet Leg very very soon, come down to Gorilla on the 25thand or you will bitterly regret it in a year.

You can see our full interview below, where Alice and I discuss who the band wish they could inspire, their local tour support, International Women’s Day and more.

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