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Introducing Dream Wife’s Poolside Pop

Introducing Dream Wife’s Poolside Pop

Published May 19, 2015

A lot of bands throughout history have started in art school – fewer have started their life as actual art. But that’s the story of Dream Wife, a new trio featuring Icelandic singer and artist Rakel Mjöll, whose face might well be familiar to watchers of the Reykjavík arts scene.

After relocated to Brighton to attend art school, Rakel met her bandmates Alice and Bella, and the three formed Dream Wife as an “imaginary band,” for an art project. But when it became clear there was some potential and chemistry at work, Dream Wife transitioned from fiction into reality.

Now, their first single, “Believe”, is here. Presented as a video art collaboration with Maisie Cousins, the track is four minutes of rough disco that’s described by the band themselves as “poolside pop with a bite”. The three flit through the fashion decades, grabbing whatever they like along the way.

If you like what you hear, there’s more to come – follow Dream Wife on Facebook, Instagram and Soundcloud or have a look at their 90s-retro website.

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