Cast your mind back to high school prom. Was it fun? Did you finally make out with the crush you’d been swooning over since you were 13? Did you wear exactly what you wanted? Did you get so giddy on fruit punch that you couldn't help but roll all over the floor, smothered in cake and glitter and other people's saliva? Probably not, right? Because, as a rule, high school is never that sweet. If anything, it usually just results in puking WKD over someone’s disgruntled nan or standing around awkwardly for six hours until home time.
Enter London trio Dream Wife (Rakel Mjöll, Alice Go and Bella Podpadec) who have just released their brilliant, celebratory ode to femme sexuality and consent, “Let’s Make Out,” alongside a video that is basically everything high school prom should have been. Directed by the band’s frequent collaborator Aidan Zamiri, the colorful, soft-focused visual sees the wives throw their very own prom with lots of screaming and snogging and thrashing about on the dancefloor. It’s kind of like all your fave iconic 1980s movie prom scenes rolled into one, but bolder and queerer and set to some blissful post punk instead of Billy Idol.
“‘Let’s Make Out’ is a light-hearted celebration of sexuality. Women are and have a right to be sexual beings,” the band wrote in an email to Noisey. “The video is silly, hedonistic and really fun. There is no shame in sexuality, there is no shame in fun. But remember; consent is key. Proms are synonymous with coming of age, a necessary social before graduation. We threw an IRL prom at our recent London show to announce our album and the night ended with much of the cast from the video making out and dancing with us on stage. Prom in many ways represents us coming of age as a band and we’re hoping to usher in this new era; dancing, making out, making things with our friends and flipping the script every step of the way.”
You can press play on the video below and scroll down to see all their upcoming tour dates, including a UK tour that's just been announced right this second.
November 13, 2017 Los Angeles CA, US @ Echoplex
November 16, 2017 Brooklyn NY, US @ Baby’s All Right
December 8, 2017 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla w/The Cribs
December 16, 2017 London, UK @ ULU w/The Cribs
December 20, 2017 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell w/The Cribs
February 2, 2018 Adelaide, Australia @ Laneway Festival
February 3, 2018 Melbourne, Australia @ Laneway Festival
February 4, 2018 Sydney, Australia @ Laneway Festival
February 6, 2018 Sydney, Australia @ The Landsdowne
February 7, 2018 Melbourne, Australia @ The Tote
February 10, 2018 Brisbane, Australia @ Laneway Festival
February 11, 2018 Perth, Australia @ Laneway Festival
March 7, 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Sugar Factory
March 8, 2018 Hasselt, Belgium @ Café Café
March 9, 2018 Berlin, Germany @ Badehaus Szimpla
March 10, 2018 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar
March 12, 2018 Stockholm, Sweden @ Obaren
March 14, 2018 Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow Sky Bar
March 15, 2018 Koln, Germany @ Blue Shell
March 17, 2018 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Roodkapje
March 20, 2018 Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
March 21, 2018 London, UK @ Heaven
March 23, 2018 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
March 24, 2018 Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
March 25, 2018 Dublin, Ireland @ Workmans Club
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