Dulcie are back with brand new music to bring the band and their growing legion of fans into the second half of 2022! New single ‘Cold Hard Truth’ is a bright step forward for the Perth pop group, whose music has been capturing the attention of audiences around the country throughout the year.
Following on from strong releases in ‘Nothing Left’ and ‘tell ur friends’, the new single from Dulcie continues to spotlight the girls’ sharp ear for tone, harmonies and songwriting skill. Fresh off the back of their sold out regional tour supporting the irrepressible Amy Shark, the arrival of ‘Cold Hard Truth’ serves as the perfect accompaniment to Dulcie’s new tour news: an August run that will bring the group back to the East Coast and home again.
‘Cold Hard Truth’ comes as another collaboration between Dulcie and Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe), while Cam Parkin (Owl Eyes) and Leon Zervos (Troye Sivan, Daniel Johns) handled mixing and final mastering, respectively. The song itself was recorded at Ash Carr-White’s home in Middle Swan, Perth. Of the track, Dulcie explain that ‘Cold Hard Truth’ is focused on exploring feelings of uncertainty and frustration in navigating a potential new relationship.
“‘Cold Hard Truth’ explores the frustration, insecurity and longing that comes from not knowing if someone feels the same way you do. It’s all about that waiting period, where you want them to make a move before you do!
“I originally wrote this song to be much slower and stripped back, but after workshopping it with the band and our producer it’s taken on a more punchy indie pop sound, which I love! We recorded it in my living room with Joel Quatermain and spent most of our time finding the perfect synth layers and midi sounds to bring it to life.” ASH CARR-WHITE, DULCIE
Single Art by: Stephanie Senior
Dulcie’s return to touring in August comes at a perfect time for the group, having spent recent months travelling throughout Western Australia with Amy Shark, but also reconnecting with home out West after having spent much of 2022 playing on their biggest stages yet supporting Ocean Alley (a tour that sold in excess of 40,000 tickets).
The release of ‘tell ur friends’ and ‘Nothing Left’ fuelled the momentum surrounding Dulcie in the first half of 2022; the girls earning triple j rotation (‘tell ur friends’), strong praise from Australian music media including NME Australia, Music Feeds and AAA Backstage. Developing a strong presence on community radio too, Dulcie have solidified their presence in 2022 as a group to watch thanks to extensive Apple Music and Spotify love, surpassing 35,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone.
PRAISE FOR DULCIE
“With each release, Dulcie’s pop muscle gets stronger and stronger. So does their straight-from-the-heart songwriting that’s been their superpower since the very beginning.” Triple J Unearthed, Abby Butler (‘Nothing Left’, 2022)
“The new Dulcie era isn’t here to wait for you, it yanks your wrist and takes you for a ride you won’t regret.” Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Nothing Left’, 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)
“Leaning into more pop-based sonics, the dynamic track shows a different side to the trio, bringing a simmering confidence and their signature captivating harmonies.” Milky Milky Milky (‘Nothing Left’, 2022)