‘Like a loved up Joe Strummer fronting the Smiths’ – DAILY MIRROR, UK
Readers Wives (formed in Dublin in 2008) are an independent rock band named after a British soft-core pornographic magazine. Their self titled debut album, released in 2009 received widespread critical acclaim & set the platform for the band to get out on the road & start building it’s audience in the UK & Ireland.
Over the course of the past two years & over 150 live shows in all manner of locations, from prisons to penthouses, the Wives have steadily built a following while gently releasing free EPs & random bootlegs on their own label (Megafone) & through it’s affiliates in the UK & Europe.
Already indie Irish stalwarts (they have done sessions for all the major radio stations & appeared on RTE Television several times), The Wives are poised to enter Ireland’s mainstream consciousness with the release of their second full length album titled ‘Rachel’s Apartment’ (in honour of the Temple Bar squat where it was written & recorded over the course of four intense months in 2010) & from there, have plans to tour extensively in Europe too.