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Released: 09.06.23







Dream Wife’s latest is a piercing anthemic rouser; raucous, definitely in your face and if you don’t react you’re probably a bit dead inside. Side-stepping into pop punk, particularly in the title track, means no less of a message to a privileged patriarchy, though not overtly political it instils a stirring, unapologetic agenda throughout – empathy is not an anathema, it’s a feeling worth damn-well clinging to.

The music is unrelenting, with a keen eye on live performance as guitarist Alice Go stated “The live show is the truth of the band”. Energy levels are invariably upward as they rock out to the max on key tunes like Hot (Don’t Date A Musician) and the blistering opener Kick In The Teeth.


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