Though their presence was strongly felt across some seriously stirring offerings of indie pop in 2021, Perth three piece Dulcie are wasting no time in bolstering the momentum surrounding them; charging out the gates for 2022 with their new single, ‘tell ur friends’.
The track, released just ahead of the girls’ national tour supporting Ocean Alley in February, is a spirited and dynamic release. It shows the group’s constant evolution fans have been able to track and follow since 2020: a galvanising moment for the trio as they take another step into a refreshed and confident space as songwriters and musicians.
A song about realising and appreciating one’s own self-worth, both in and outside of a relationship, ‘tell ur friends’ comes as a co-write between Dulcie and songwriter Chris Chidiac (Polarheart). Following on from their 2021 releases ‘Sake of Sound’ and ‘Ethereal’ from debut EP SAKE OF SOUND, Dulcie taps into a sense of matured songwriting that fits perfectly with preceding efforts. The final result is an infectious and captivating new hit of indie pop music that keeps the core sound of Dulcie well at the forefront.
“This song came about a bit like Frankenstein – with various bits and bobs picked from previous half-written songs and merged together with a song co-written with Chris Chidiac. It’s about that awkward “what are we” phase in a relationship and the inner knowing of your own self worth.”
Dulcie have been going from strength to strength in the past two years; a stream count in excess of 10,000 monthly, recent signing to Wear Your Hat (home of Psychedelic Porn Crumpets), praise from outlets including triple j, triple j Unearthed, NME Australia and more, the group has been strongly establishing themselves as a pure force out of the West Coast.
The release of ‘tell ur friends’ comes as the band prepares for their long anticipated national tour with Ocean Alley and announced support of Lime Cordiale in April. For hometown fans, the band will also perform a special headline date at The Rosemount in April.
A perfect chance to become acquainted with Dulcie as a live act if they’ve become favourites of yours through lockdown or if you’ve been hanging out to see them again, it’s time to lock the dates in your diary.
“We’re so excited to be able to FINALLY hit the road and share our new music this February supporting Ocean Alley. It’s been 2 VERY LONG YEARS waiting for this tour to happen. Then we head out on our own headline tour in April! Feels like we’ve re-invented ourselves to a whole new level and can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve been working on and get back to playing across the country!”
DULCIE AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
SUPPORTING OCEAN ALLEY
Wednesday, February 9th Riverstage Brisbane
Thursday, February 10th Riverstage Brisbane
Friday, February 11th Nightquarter Sunshine Coast
Saturday, 12th February HOTA Gold Coast
Friday, 18th February Hordern Pavilion Sydney
Saturday, 19th February Hordern Pavilion Sydney
Sunday, 20th February Hordern Pavilion Sydney
Wednesday, 23rd February John Cain Arena Melbourne
Friday, 25th February Thebarton Theatre Adelaide
Saturday, 26th February Thebarton Theatre Adelaide
SUPPORTING LIME CORDIALE
Friday, 8th April Fremantle Arts Centre Fremantle
Friday, 22nd April The Rosemount Perth
Tickets on sale February 4th