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Dream Wife - Dream Wife

Their debut album isn’t a roll of the dice, but instead, a laser-guided WMD.
Dream Wife - Dream Wife
Published: 1:39 pm, January 23, 2018
Their debut album isn’t a roll of the dice, but instead, a laser-guided WMD.

'Album' of 'the Week'


Label: Lucky Number Records
Released: 26th January 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

Plenty of bands set out to start a ruckus. Armed with a six string and a desire to make a bit of a din, they’re generally doomed to being ‘much better live’, occasionally reaching legendary status in their own minds if they’re able to stand still long enough to muster a cohesive thought. That’s not Dream Wife, though. Dream Wife are different.

From their first brilliantly discordant steps, they’ve always felt that cut above. Not once has their passion felt forced or showy. From day one, they’ve been an assured, deliberate assault - every move calculated in the moment, matching pinpoint accuracy with the sparks of immediacy. Their debut album isn’t a roll of the dice, but instead, a laser-guided WMD.

‘Let’s Make Out’ throws down a challenge, impossibly cool but never aloof. ‘Hey Heartbreaker’ - already a banger of legendary proportions - is shined up to hit new levels. Dream Wife aren’t just starting the party. They’re closing it down too. Stephen Ackroyd

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