Photo: Ashlee Tough
With the release of single ‘tell ur friends’ bringing Perth’s Dulcie back to the fore for 2022, the trio have wasted no time in serving up their next dose of indie-pop goodness, this time in the dynamic ‘Nothing Left’.
A track that has allowed the group to delve further into the emotive and elevated songwriting, exploring new themes and sounds, ‘Nothing Left’ is delivered with confidence and a sense of self-assuredness that Dulcie have been winning crowds nationwide with during their recent tour with Ocean Alley; their largest performance run to date, with 40,000+ tickets sold.
Pulsating synths and percussion match beautifully with Dulcie’s harmonies, as lyrics detail the breakdown of a relationship and the inevitability of a situation that simply isn’t working.
“‘Nothing Left’ is about acknowledging the breakdown of a relationship. It’s the decision that it’s easier to walk away than to try to make things work. We’ve taken a pop direction with this new track, incorporating lots of new sounds and ideas.”
As a follow up to ‘tell ur friends’, ‘Nothing Left’ offers an interesting change of pace and brings Dulcie into different emotional territory. ‘tell ur friends’, with its sass and feisty attitude, weaves expertly with the reflective and realism of ‘Nothing Left’.
It is a touchstone of Dulcie’s development as songwriters and performers, while their dynamic as performers has only strengthened in recent years, culminating with a stunning final product.
The release of ‘tell ur friends’ repositioned Dulcie on the national radar; the single earning the group triple j rotation, editorial praise from outlets including NME Australia, Music Feeds, AAA Backstage and AMNplify, and heavy community radio and DSP support from both Apple Music and Spotify (14 playlists alone). Dulcie’s growth has been exponential since signing to WA-based artist agency Wear Your Hat (Psychedelic Porn Crumpets), knocking off over 10,000 streams monthly and elevating the trio to new heights.
Throughout April, they have been continuing to bring their sounds to life out on the East Coast, hitting Sydney and Melbourne before returning home to prepare for a long-awaited headline date at Perth’s Rosemount Hotel. Dulcie will also be returning to stages throughout regional Western Australia in May, supporting Amy Shark on her largely sold out regional tour of WA (a run that has sold over 8,000 tickets to date).
PRAISE FOR DULCIE
“New year, new Dulcie and a new spin on their empathetic songwriting that so clearly captures familiar heartbreaks.”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe (‘tell ur friends’, 2022)
“I really dug their former organic ensemble sound, but DAMN if they don’t absolutely nail this pop thang!”
Triple J, Al Newstead (‘tell ur friends’, 2022)
“…infectiously sassy, uplifting, and shows perfectly just how the group have evolved these past few years.”
Backseat Mafia (‘tell ur friends’, 2022)
“Expanding on their indie-pop sonic realm, the trios latest offering brings their signature bewitching harmonies and vivid storytelling lyricism.”
Milky Milky Milky (‘tell ur friends’, 2022
“With melodies to rival Taylor Swift, Perth four-piece Dulcie have crafted a gorgeous, tight-knit collection of indie-pop magic with their debut EP, Sake of Sound. It’s sublime, delicate and towering music.”
DULCIE HEADLINE SHOW
Friday, 22nd April The Rosemount Perth
with South Summit and Darcie Haven
SUPPORTING AMY SHARK
Tickets via www.amyshark.com
Wednesday, 18th May Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre Bunbury NEW SHOW
Thursday, 19th May Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre Bunbury SOLD OUT
Friday, 20th May Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Mandurah
Saturday, 21st May The River Margaret River SOLD OUT
Sunday, 22nd May The River Margaret River
Thursday, 26th May Princess Royal Theatre Albany SOLD OUT
Friday, 27th May Esperance Civic Theatre Esperance
Saturday, 28th May Goldfields Arts Centre Kalgoorlie SOLD OUT
Sunday, 29th May Cummins Theatre Merredin SOLD OUT
Tuesday, 31st May Queens Park Theatre Geraldton SOLD OUT
Thursday, 2nd June Red Earth Arts Centre Theatre Karratha SOLD OUT
Saturday, 4th June Roebuck Bay Hotel Broome SOLD OUT