It has now become a ritual almost to begin the UK festival season over the two May bank holiday weekends with a hive of creative new festivals championing the very best of emerging musical talent. The likes of Great Escape, Live at Leeds, Sound City and Dot to Dot have provided striking platforms to showcase the artists of the future.
Given it was a sold-out show bang in the middle of their international tour, you might have forgiven riot grrrl-esque group Dream Wife for being a bit tired when they performed at Rescue Rooms on Wednesday night. In fact, what we got was the total opposite- mad amounts of energy, loads of audience interaction and an unexpectedly intimate atmosphere made
Only a few hours before Rakel (vocals), Alice (guitar) and Bella (bass)- otherwise known as Dream Wife- took to the stage for their sold out Nottingham show at Rescue Rooms, I joined them upstairs in the Red Room along with a few other fans, their brilliant support Queen Zee, and Alice’s grandma for what was officially called their ‘pre show