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Premiere: Dream Wife Mixtape (Roskilde Edition)

June 25-July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark

Jun 17, 2016 Roskilde Festival 2016 Bookmark and Share

Our special Roskilde mixtape series marches on with a contribution from London/Reykjavik pop outfit, Dream Wife. In the mix, inspired by the time spent in three different graveyards, each member shares memories and tracks. Because collaboration rocks. (Seriously though.)

Listen to their thematic blend of tunes below. Then be sure to revisit previous Roskilde mixes from YAST and Colin Stetson. If you’re headed out to the fest, take in the glory and power of the official website here.


Rakel: Hólavallagarður cemetery, Reykjavik

The oldest cemetery in Reykjavik. It’s located next to the pond in the downtown area. Most of the graves are from the 19th to the 20th century, of the people that built Reykjavik and lots of poets. It’s full of large trees because it was custom back in the day to plant a tree on a new grave so the soul would live on in the tree. I like to walk through the cemetery on the way to my grandmother’s house and read the poems on the tombstones or sit under the trees with a friend talk about life.

1. Intro

2. Cigarettes After Sex: Dreaming About You

3. Ragnar Kjartansson: There Are Stars Exploding

4. Angel Olsen: Unfucktheworld

5. Interlude 1

Bella: Nunhead Cemetery, London

One of the main reasons Alice and I chose our flat was its proximity to Nunhead cemetery. It’s basically a forest full of graves all in various stated of disrepair, but in the most beautiful way. You can sneak off the path and get lost amongst them; there are some real hidden treasures in there. There’s a really big tree we like to perch in to while away a few hours. In addition to this, it was only after moving here that I found out that my great, great grandparents are buried in there, perhaps my ancestors were calling to me… It’s going to be a job to find their graves though.

6. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds & PJ Harvey: Henry Lee

7. Garden Centre: Scrap Yard

8. Cloven Hooves: Space Age Sex Toy

9. Interlude 2

Alice: St. Nicholas Church graveyard, Brighton

Back when we used to live in Brighton, this graveyard was our local hang out spot. We used to hold our own ‘Goth Night’s’ there with friends. Bella and I once ate Jelly inside a tomb here, fun times. When we visit Brighton, making a stop this graveyard is normally on our list of things to do, always a nostalgic trip.

10. KISS: Rock and Roll All Nite

11. Garbage: Queer

12. Marilyn Manson: Tainted Love

13. Outro






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