dream wife are fembots in their dystopian animated music video
Kind of Black Mirror. Quite Akira. Very Dream Wife.
It’s official. London band Dream Wife will be releasing their Blondie- and Bikini Kill-inspired self-titled debut album on 26 January via Lucky Number. Featuring all your favourite existing tracks by the girls -- including one that just got blessed with the dark and beautiful animated music video that we’re all here to discuss, Hey! Heartbreaker -- we’ve got our eye on the very cool limited edition blood splattered version of the vinyl.
The wives are about to start making their way through a seemingly endless list of tour dates that will take them to NY, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland and back to the UK. But before that, they’re embodying a badass robot band to perform Annie Mac’s new Hottest Record, Hey! Heartbreaker. Enslaved in the sleazy Bar Lolita somewhere downtown in a dystopian near-future, Rakel, Alice and Bella start a robot revolution. With direction and animation from their friend Joe Prytherch, aka Mason London, aka the ex-Boiler Room art guy, they’re on to a really great thing here.
“We've never worked with an animator before so working with Joe on this video was exciting, it was great to put trust in someone and their craft and allow them to interpret what you do in your craft. It's been an exchange,” Dream Wife told us. “The video is a world in and of itself; Prytherch's blend of action and minute detail mirrors our civilisation in dystopian future; recognisable in some ways, twisted in others. It’s uncanny to watch these mechanical, parallel versions of ourselves rock out and then break out. We like to think that in another reality those robot versions of ourselves are continuing their adventures; perhaps in the forest, perhaps plotting for a robot revolution, perhaps playing wild, secret rock shows to other robots.”