Dream Wife – Somebody – Single Review

The England based alt-rock trio Dream Wife released the single Somebody on the 7th.

Dream Wife - photo credit Ant Adams Photography

Dream Wife – photo credit Ant Adams Photography

Somebody (available on bandcamp) has an infectious undercurrent of growling pulsating rock to which Dream Wife add flowing textures of finally handled guitar that gives the track freedom of expression, allowing the vocal to draw the ideas together. Delivering a song in which the listener finds a pumping tempo to keep them on the dance-floor if so minded or equally remain seated and focus on the intoxicating melodies.

The trio of Alice, Bella and Rakel in the guise of Dream Wife is a band I look forward to hearing much more of in short order.


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Olandra – Alice – Audio

The Polish atmospheric-classics composer Olandra released the LP Look Out on the 28th of November.



Listening to the music the audience is drawn to imagery of a bath emptying water through the plug-hole and finds themselves hurrying to stop the disappearing water – akin to Hans Brinker plugging the dyke outside Haarlem to expunge egress and averting a flood.

Equally as figuratively Olandra is able to pivot music around ideas and as the fourth of the six track Alice fills the room with pianoforte, bowed strings and percussion which serves as a platter for the scintillating vocals, so, the contemplative becomes more easily understood.


Look Out – EP – Olandra is available on iTunes.*

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