The unusual gestation period isn't obvious from their performance tonight. There's no art school posturing and, aside from the array of spray dyed hair in the audience, no artwork to speak of. Instead, what we're given is a fiery performance from a trio (plus drummer) who are clearly pouring their all into their music. While things may have started with a statement being made, there's no denying that the outfit have grown into a role it seems they were born to play.
The explosive 'FUU', short for 'Fuck U Up', kicks off proceedings and the band rarely look back during the course of their ten song set. For a band who haven't existed for all that long, the length and consistent quality of the set is admirable. As-yet-unreleased material, such as 'Luv Without Reason', offers a glimpse of a different side to Dream Wife, but there's still no sign of the quality diminishing.
As 'Let's Make Out' peters out leaving the front rows drenched with sweat and beer, and dumbfounded by Rakel Mjöll's spellbinding turn as frontwoman, it's left to 'Hey Heartbreaker' to drum everyone into a climactic frenzy. It's the band's closest thing to a hit single right now, but that's unlikely to stay that way for long based on the strength of tonights showing.
The band are back around supporting Sleigh Bells for two dates later this month. Tour dates are shown below.