Dream Wife have announced their new live album, IRL (Live in London 2020), out November 20th via Lucky Number.
Recorded at London’s Peckham Audio earlier this year, the album captures what was meant to be the first of many live shows of 2020. The setlist features cuts from their latest album, So When You Gonna…, along with the previously unreleased “Cheap Thrills (Live in London 2020).” Listen to the new song below.
“The rock show is the beating heart of this band,” they explain. “We cut our teeth as a unit playing relentless DIY tours before ever releasing music. We often describe recordings as a snapshot of a song at a moment in time, but understanding them as living, breathing, transforming entities through the rock show. Kicking off this year we imagined 2020 to be seriously getting back to touring, to playing shows, to letting these songs live. But… 2020 has not been what anyone expected it to be.
“When we put on this small intimate ‘sort of’ secret gig for fans & friends at Peckham Audio back in January we thought it was the first but, as it turns out, it was going to be the only for a very long time. We truly believe in the transcendental power of live music; that you have the power to go somewhere together. We can’t wait to commune with you IRL, at the rock show; to share sweat and joy and rage and grief and energy and love. But for now, we offer you a snapshot of our only rock show of 2020. We offer you a little bit of that energy and rawness and connection captured digitally. It’s not quite the same. But don’t worry we’ll be together, we will be loud, and we will be unapologetically present soon. Lots of love, Your Wives xxx”
Pre-order IRL (Live in London 2020) here.
Back in June, Dream Wife’s Rakel Mjöll spoke with GENRE IS DEAD! about the new album, being honest in songwriting and more. Revisit the interview here.
So When You Gonna…
Hasta La Vista
Let’s Make Out