“Somebody” by Dream Wife

Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day' is "Somebody" by Dream Wife
Photo by Hollie Fernando

London-based and British/Icelandic born three-piece Dream Wife have shared a new single ahead of their US debut at SXSW and tour with The Kills. On “Somebody”, a driving bass-line meets elegant yet gritty guitars to reinforce the lyrical message of the song – “I am not my body, I am somebody.” See below to find all upcoming US tour dates.

Dream Wife on “Somebody”-
“‘Somebody’ is a ballad for women. The song explores the experience of living in a female body within our society. It’s a conversation on the reclamation of bodies by the women who occupy them in a tender, yet direct and empowering way.”

Dream Wife released their debut EP EP01 last year through Lucky Number (Hinds, Sleigh Bells). The band has also sold out venues across UK/Europe, played festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, and toured with the likes of Sleigh Bells. Dream Wife are: Rakel Mjöll (lead vocals), Alice Go (guitar and vocals) and Bella Podpadec (bass and vocals).

03/14/17 Radio 1 Showcase at Latitude 30 (SXSW), Austin, TX – 8PM
03/14/17 Pearl St Co-Op (SXSW), Austin, TX, USA – Midnight
03/15/17 Secret Sounds at Sidewinder (SXSW), Austin, TX, USA – 3PM
03/16/17 MFL at EL Sapo (SXSW), Austin, TX, USA – 1PM
03/16/17 Onward Indian at Dozen St (SXSW), Austin, TX, USA – 10:45PM
03/17/17 Urban Outfitters at Space 24 Twenty (SXSW), Austin, TX, USA – 3PM
03/17/17 Funhouse at Spider House (SXSW), Austin, TX, USA – 8PM
03/17/17 DIY at Maggie Maes (SXSW), Austin, TX, USA – Midnight
03/18/17 DO512 at Barracuda (SXSW), Austin, TX, USA – 12:30PM
03/18/17 Rock or Die IV at Dozen St (SXSW), Austin, TX, USA – 5:20PM
03/20/17 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA, USA+
03/21/17 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, USA+
03/22/17 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA, USA +
03/29/17 Best Fit Club, Madrid, Spain
04/08/17 Flying Vinyl Festival, Oslo, London
04/22/17 Are You Listening Festival, Reading
04/27/17 Tufnell Park Dome, London
04/29/17 Live at Leeds, Leeds
04/30/17 FestEvol: Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
05/19/17 The Warren, The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
05/20/17 Sticky Mikes, The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
06/30/17 Festival Rockorama, Toulon, France
07/08/17 Blue Dot Festival, Nebula Stage, Cheshire
+ with The Kills