Music Q&A:
Dream Wife

The London rock trio kicked off their tour in Brooklyn in January and are bringing it to a close at Manchester’s Deaf Institute, 24 March

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What informs your music and songwriting?
As well as being three wives who like to rock out together, we are primarily three artists. In this sense it’s hard to be too specific about what informs our songwriting as aesthetic considerations are always part of the equation for us, as are the stories of our friends, the ideas and vibrancy of our collaborators, and also just a basic love of music – we are always energised by that.

How have you evolved as a band over the years?
We’ve learnt what we do and don’t want, on our terms, since starting this project. It’s definitely all been one big learning curve. It still is. We feel in control of our vision right now and to be in a position where that is supported by our label and the team around us means we are able to take our message out to so many new people. These are exciting times.

What are you up to at the moment artistically?
Right now we are touring a lot, but we are always working on new ideas when we are on the road and engage with collaborators when we can. Our van is kind of like our HQ on wheels. We have laptops in the back and a wifi hotspot, so there is kind of no stopping us.

What’s on your rider?
Club-Mate, and always bananas.

Tell us your most embarrassing or surreal experience.
Getting to play with your favourite bands is pretty surreal. We have been so honoured to rock it with The Cribs, The Kills and Sleigh Bells over the last year – some of the bands that really informed the sound of the album actually. It’s an amazing feeling to be supported so much by these figures that inspired you, and continue to do so.

What song do you wish you’d written?
Divinely – I Touch Myself.

What’s your worst lyric?
Us wives go by a rule of NO REGRETS. There are no worst lyrics – they all paint a picture together.

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