Words by Tim Hakki @TimHakki
“I’m gonna fuck you up, gonna cut you up, gonna fuck you up” are the first words on Dream Wife’s latest track. With fuzzed-out riffs, a Spice Girls reference and some of Rakel Mjöll’s most unchained screaming on wax so far, it’s a brutal balls-to-the-wall sonic rampage, the likes of which would send Radio 1 friendly posers like Slaves cowering back to the studio with their well-preened tails between their legs. A heated guest verse arrives later from Icelandic rapper Fever Dream. It’s all further evidence that London’s most exciting new band operate on a caliber above and beyond their peers. ‘FUU’ thwarts any notion that they’re simply just another mediocre product of the hype machine.