British-Icelandic power punk and gender non-conforming trio Dream Wife is about to make noise locally. The group is on a tour of North America, marking the first time they’ve headlined a series of dates in the States. Their last few dates are in southern California, where they will play at the Echo on October 10th; grab tickets.
Dream Wife are empowerment. Their recent eponymous album stomped around in the mud before rolling around on the clean living room floor. Every track is fun and thrash-worthy, with hammering guitars and spine-twisting bass lines. They reclaim their bodies in “Somebody” and decry accusations of immaturity in “Act My Age,” their most confrontational track off the LP. These and more from their catalog pulse from a vein of feminism, even including the name of their group. The band described it thusly:
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FF78FF” class=”fistclass” size=”15″]“It’s a commentary on the objectification of women; the 1950s American Dream stereotype package. Having the dream house, the dream car and the dream wife, we want to flip the script on that. Women aren’t objects; we don’t just fit into one mold.”[/perfectpullquote]