CONCERT REVIEW: Dream Wife delivers fierce live performance at Barboza

After a much anticipated wait of two years we finally got our chance to check out Dream Wife at Barboza for their first ever US headlining tour. The post-punk London based band was just as fierce and intriguing as everyone had described them to be at their live performances. It’s not often that we get to see a band who has the potential to become one of the greatest things in music in the near future but we always enjoy these rare moments when they occur.

We got there early enough and had a chance to hear their opener Russo, who was also led by a talented female Cailin Russo. Wearing something that resembled a white prom dress she took over the stage and captivated everyone there. This was another unexpected great find on this Saturday night.

It was time for the main act to take the floor and they started full of energy and force. Front woman Rakel Mjöll demolished every word that came out of her mouth commanding nothing but our full attention, with guitarist Alice Go played killer riffs on her right as bassist Bella Podpadec throwing down some killer bass lines on her left. The combination of their chemistry made for a great visual effect that was enchanting and absolutely raw. They feed off of each other while interacting with the audience in careless freedom while bringing the noise.

The band released their debut album back in January and already have been selling out most of their dates and we have a huge feeling that this is the last time we get to see them in such a small venue. We heard “Somebody,” “Hey Heartbreaker,” “Fire,” and they closed the entertaining night with “Let’s Make Out.” They make you feel that you are a part of the birth of something that is bound to be amazing and these are the shows we live for. The music is so alive and there is a certain hunger in a new beginning that is hard to replicate again. They each have that look in their eyes ready to take the world on.

Check out more photos from the show HERE.

Sophia Barkalakis

Music is probably the most important part of her life. Sophia is constantly searching for new material, old and new. Always looking forward to the next live show she can attend, ready to immerse herself in the sound. "There is something so magical about attending a live show that you cannot possibly feel from a recording itself that makes it worth going to", she says. She also says she's lucky to be able to combine her passion for music with her obsession of capturing moments. She finds that being able to look at a photograph and be transported to that second of your life is indescribable and she's so grateful for all those great moments.