Dream Wife

Musicians — London

What are your names?
R - Raquel.
B - Bella.
A - Alice.

Where are you from?
B - I am from Iceland but the band is London-based, and they are all from England.

Describe your style in 3 words:
A - Wild.
R - Rockin’.
B - Radical.

What is the best gig you’ve ever been to?
A - We put on a show at Moth Club in London last Halloween that was really special. We played with some friends like Nova Twins, Garden Centre and Emily Franklin.
R - Right now, we just played a show with a band called Her’s from Liverpool and they’re great.
B - Oh, but you know what we should go to this year, which I went to last year, which was just incredible? First Timers at DIY Space. It’s like they’re all new bands, and you have to fill three criteria: someone that’s never been in a band before, someone that’s either female or a person of colour, or playing an instrument you’ve never played before.

What was the last album you bought?
A - I bought Sleigh Bells’ album on tape when we played with them recently in Manchester.
Bella: Joey Floorr’s ‘To The Floorr’ was the last one I bought. Very good.
Raquel: I bought Solange on iTunes because I was repeatedly listening to the album.

A British music icon that has inspired you?
B - X-Ray Spex.

What music did you listen to growing up?
A - Stuff from the ’70s, I think, for all of us.
R - And the ’80s too. The Smiths, Talking Heads…
A - Stuff our dads listened to!
B - Our dads influenced all of us!


Read the full unabridged interview in the Further Reading section below.


What is the first song that you remember playing on repeat?
A - As a band, we like quite a few together on repeat.
R - We love David Byrne. ‘Burning Down The House’.
A - Yeah, we’ve been talking about that one recently.
B - We also love most things by Madonna.

A song from your favourite album?
R - ‘Burning Down The House’ by Talking Heads.

A song you wish you’d written? 
A - ‘Lady Grinning Soul’ from ‘Aladdin Sane’. I think it’s beautiful.

A song from the last piece of music you bought?
A - ‘I Can Only Stare’ by Sleigh Bells from their new album.

The most meaningful lyrics that inspire change?
R - Dolly Parton, ‘Coat Of Many Colours’.

The best song to bring people together?
R - I would say Talking Heads, ‘This Must Be The Place’.

The best song for getting ready to go out on Saturday night?
A - Peaches, ‘Fuck The Pain Away’.

The best song for a Sunday morning?
A - ‘Sunday Morning’ by The Velvet Underground.

A song that makes you cry?
R - ‘Hero’ by Enrique Iglesias. She dies in the video! It’s so sad!

A song that reminds you of childhood?
A - For me, it’s INXS, ‘Beautiful Girl’. My parents used to play that, and I have this vivid memory of dancing around with all these plastic bags flying around in the air. My mum was throwing them around and we were dancing around to that song.

The first song you learned to play
A - Oh, it was actually Deep Purple, ‘Smoke On The Water’.
B - Oh my God, Alice! I can’t believe you’re that clichéd!
R - But Bella, that was also mine. I learned guitar when I was 13 and that was the first song I learned.

A song from a new artist that people should check out?
Alice - Nova Twins, ‘Bassline Bitch’. An underrated gem by a major artist.

Is there a song you like that people might not expect?
A - We’ve got such a thing for Marilyn Manson.
R - ‘Tainted Love’!
A - Yeah, we play that in our DJ set quite a lot.

What are your names?
R - Raquel.
B - Bella.
A - Alice.

Where are you from?
B - I am from Iceland but the band is London-based, and they are all from England.

Describe your style in 3 words:
A - Wild.
R - Rockin’.
B - Radical.

What is the best gig you’ve ever been to?
A - We put on a show at Moth Club in London last Halloween that was really special. We played with some friends like Nova Twins, Garden Centre and Emily Franklin.
R - Right now, we just played a show with a band called Her’s from Liverpool and they’re great.
B - Oh, but you know what we should go to this year, which I went to last year, which was just incredible? First Timers at DIY Space. It’s like they’re all new bands, and you have to fill three criteria: someone that’s never been in a band before, someone that’s either female or a person of colour, or playing an instrument you’ve never played before.

What was the last album you bought?
A - I bought Sleigh Bells’ album on tape when we played with them recently in Manchester.
Bella: Joey Floorr’s ‘To The Floorr’ was the last one I bought. Very good.
Raquel: I bought Solange on iTunes because I was repeatedly listening to the album.

A British music icon that has inspired you?
B - X-Ray Spex.

What music did you listen to growing up?
A - Stuff from the ’70s, I think, for all of us.
R - And the ’80s too. The Smiths, Talking Heads…
A - Stuff our dads listened to!
B - Our dads influenced all of us!


Read the full unabridged interview in the Further Reading section below.


What is the first song that you remember playing on repeat?
A - As a band, we like quite a few together on repeat.
R - We love David Byrne. ‘Burning Down The House’.
A - Yeah, we’ve been talking about that one recently.
B - We also love most things by Madonna.

A song from your favourite album?
R - ‘Burning Down The House’ by Talking Heads.

A song you wish you’d written? 
A - ‘Lady Grinning Soul’ from ‘Aladdin Sane’. I think it’s beautiful.

A song from the last piece of music you bought?
A - ‘I Can Only Stare’ by Sleigh Bells from their new album.

The most meaningful lyrics that inspire change?
R - Dolly Parton, ‘Coat Of Many Colours’.

The best song to bring people together?
R - I would say Talking Heads, ‘This Must Be The Place’.

The best song for getting ready to go out on Saturday night?
A - Peaches, ‘Fuck The Pain Away’.

The best song for a Sunday morning?
A - ‘Sunday Morning’ by The Velvet Underground.

A song that makes you cry?
R - ‘Hero’ by Enrique Iglesias. She dies in the video! It’s so sad!

A song that reminds you of childhood?
A - For me, it’s INXS, ‘Beautiful Girl’. My parents used to play that, and I have this vivid memory of dancing around with all these plastic bags flying around in the air. My mum was throwing them around and we were dancing around to that song.

The first song you learned to play
A - Oh, it was actually Deep Purple, ‘Smoke On The Water’.
B - Oh my God, Alice! I can’t believe you’re that clichéd!
R - But Bella, that was also mine. I learned guitar when I was 13 and that was the first song I learned.

A song from a new artist that people should check out?
Alice - Nova Twins, ‘Bassline Bitch’. An underrated gem by a major artist.

Is there a song you like that people might not expect?
A - We’ve got such a thing for Marilyn Manson.
R - ‘Tainted Love’!
A - Yeah, we play that in our DJ set quite a lot.

"I think it’s interesting being three women making this music now that maybe in the ’70s was generally made more by males."

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