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Dream Wife Announce Tour Supports With A Difference

With a refreshing new approach, Dream Wife, have announced the support artists who will joining them for their upcoming tour dates. Dream Wife released their debut self-titled album earlier this year to critical acclaim, earning Best Of 2018 So Far nods from the likes of NME, BBC 6 Music, Newsday, The Skinny, DIY Magazine, and more. They just finished touring the UK/EU with Garbage, and are currently stateside this week for their first-ever U.S. headline tour.

Earlier this summer they announced a support slot open call for women & non-binary artists in select cities across their international tour. They received over 400 submissions and today they share all of their UK selections - see below for all openers. In collaboration with non-profit organizations Girls Rock London, this open call doubles down on the band’s mission to smash society’s objectification of women, and aims to take Dream Wife’s already fierce live shows - where inclusivity is not only encouraged, but required - to the next level.

Dream Wife say on the open call; “One of the best things about touring is getting to meet, exchange ideas with, and play music alongside kickass bands from all over the world. For our autumn headline tour dates we are calling for women/non-binary artists to come share their music, thoughts, the night and a stage with us.

Gender diversity in the music industry is still an issue and the aim is to provide a platform for women/NB musicians regardless of experience, financial backing, number of online followers etc. If you've got rock 'n' roll in your soul, if you've got something to say; we want to hear from you.”

OPEN CALL SELECTIONS

Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans

Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 - Bobby Kakouris

Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe - Cat Apostrophe

Manchester, UK @ Gorilla - Dollie Demi

Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms - The Hippaes

Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 - ARXX

London, UK @ KOKO - Big Joanie

 

 

22 Share New Single and Announce Double Album

Just after completing their European tour with Leprous and Agent Fresco, Norwegian progressive rock band 22 is back with a new single titled ‘Call Me Trimtab’. It's the first new song taken from the double album, You Are Creating, which will be released on November 23 via Long Branch Records and Indie Recordings.

Guitarist Magnus Børmark says about the new single; “‘Call Me Trimtab’ is a song about pushing oneself, working hard to create something original, to manifest visions that no one else but you have. I’ve taken the liberty to use the American pioneer, architect, futurist, inventor Buckminster Fuller’s life and concepts as a basis for the lyric. He was born in 1895, and coined concepts such as Spaceship Earth, Geodesic Domes, Dymaxion Cars and Dwelling Machines (futuristic aluminum houses); focusing, in his own very original and playful way, on humanity being radically more energy efficient as we enter the future.

He was a big proponent of polyphasic sleeping. That means taking short 30 min naps 4 times a day instead of sleeping many hours every night. This gave him more time to work, study and create more. I myself, will also shift in to polyphasic sleeping when workin on intense projects as producing a new record or composing new music, and it works well for me, although I don’t function that well socially in those periods. He aimed at creating solutions and designs for mankind that would enable man to live in a more 'effortless state', and at the same time he worked his ass off making these inventions.

A trimtab is a tiny rudder on ships and airplanes that sets the default “hands off” steering direction, reducing, when correctly dialled, the amount of force needed to keep the vehicle moving in a straight direction, to none. It is a symbol of a very light action that can create big movements. On Buckminster’s gravestone it reads 'Call Me Trimtab'."

 

 

 

 

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