Dream Wife announce second album and share new single ‘Sports!’

"Rock n roll is an extreme sport and we’re a team"

Dream Wife have detailed their upcoming second album ‘So When You Gonna…’ and shared its first track, ‘Sports!’ – listen below.

The London-based trio released their acclaimed self-titled debut in January 2018, with NME hailing the record as “the most exciting thing you’re going to hear this dreary January, and quite likely all 2018.”

After teasing their return over the weekend, Dream Wife have now confirmed that their new studio effort will arrive on July 3 via Lucky Number.

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Premiering on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World tonight (March 10), the energetic ‘Sports!’ explores the group’s inability to sit still following the relentless schedule of their previous tour.

In its vibrant accompanying video, which was self-directed by the band, Dream Wife show off their athletic side, taking on various sporting challenges against an eye-popping greenscreen backdrop.

Speaking to Annie Mac, the group explained that ‘So When You Gonna…’ was “recorded with a full team of women” in a bid to further address the gender imbalance within the music industry. See the clip below.

Elsewhere, Dream Wife said that the ‘Sports!’ clip “simultaneously plays with and celebrates ‘sports’ through multiple levels of reality and non-reality; exploring the nonsense of sports, toying with the seriousness of competition and the rigidity of rules while also asserting how important it is to be in your body, the joy of being in a team, the purpose in doing something for the sake of doing it, the endorphins and the sweat.

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“Playing sports is great if that’s for you but there are so many other ways to be physical, to be with your body. For us, more often than not, it’s the rock show. Rock n roll is an extreme sport and we’re a team.”

Check out the full tracklist for ‘So When You Gonna…’ below.

Sports!
Hasta La Vista
Homesick
Validation
Temporary
U Do U
RH RN
Old Flame
So When You Gonna…
Hold On Me
After The Rain

Dream Wife are expected to hit this summer’s festival season, with an appearance at London’s inaugural Wide Awake and more already scheduled. You can see the current list of shows below.

28 Mar – Bristol, UK: Ritual Union
03 Apr – Paris, France: Louis Vuitton Museum
23 Apr – Cologne, Germany: Pop Festival
25 Apr – Reading, UK: Are You Listening
01 May – Liverpool, UK: Sound City
02 May – Edinburgh, UK: Stag & Dagger
03 May – Glasgow, UK: Stag & Dagger
03 May – Newcastle, UK:  Hit The North13th
13 May – Dublin, Ireland: Eastbound @ Whelan’s
05 June – London, UK: Wide Awake
06 June – Milton Keynes, UK: Marshall
24 July – Topcliffe, UK: Deer Shed Festival
26 July – Pikehall, UK: Y Not Festival

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