Across their last two singles, Dream Wife have become a heavier, more dangerous and vastly more important band. ‘FUU’, all Spice Girls-references and cut-throat demands, was the first proof that the trio can be a truly intense prospect. Its follow-up, ‘Somebody’, took aim at slut-shaming and rape culture, providing a perfectly delivered commentary on an increasingly prevalent issue.
On ‘Fire’, though, the band rekindle some of the youthful giddiness and abandon that peppered their ‘EP01’. A staple of their live sets for coming up to 18 months now, ‘Fire’ shows the interplay and chemistry between the trio at its absolute best.
Rakel Mjöll dances around Alice Go’s ever-intricate guitar lines, and its chorus explodes like a thud to the heart. ‘Fire’ moves Dream Wife further forward, showing them to be a thoroughly versatile and brilliant band. Not that it was ever in doubt, mind.