Fresh off the back of a successful run of headline shows down the East Coast and back home in WA, DULCIE have continued to power through into the second half of the year, releasing their latest single in ‘Off By Heart’.
Following the release of popular tracks ‘Sleep It Off’, ‘Test Drive’ and ‘Feels Like This’ this year – so far netting the trio over 140,000 streams combined on Spotify alone – ‘Off By Heart’ repositions Dulcie as Australia’s queens of beautifully wistful sounds; masters of the pop hook and chorus; and harmonies that are impossible to not fall in love with.
Recording ‘Off By Heart’ between 4000 Studios and Hen House Rehearsal Studios, Dulcie teamed up once more with the talented Konstantin Kersting (The Jungle Giants, Tones And I) on mixing, and Leon Zervos (Rihanna, Maroon 5) on mastering.
For fans of artists like Holly Humberstone, Sigrid and Tate McRae, this new track from Dulcie continues to represent the band’s consistency as songwriters, elevating and highlighting their strengths.
From the chorus to the melodic swells, and then the lyricism that builds a natural emotional space with ease, ‘Off By Heart’ is Dulcie in the most perfect of creative rhythms.
“There’s a fine line between giving someone another chance and finally calling it quits. ‘Off By Heart’ is about learning to stop ignoring the red flags and to put yourself first above all the excuses and false promises.” DULCIE
For the release of ‘Off By Heart’, Dulcie teamed up with Stephanie Senior and Alex Power to produce striking visuals for their new track. Capturing the mood of the single, the visuals were filmed at the WAAPA Media Studio.
“Ash wrote the song around the phrase ‘Off By Heart’ with the intention of creating something emotive and relatable. It started out as a soft, slow piano ballad that eventually evolved into much more of a pop anthem!
We tried recording it a few different ways but could never get it quite right – it wasn’t until our producer Konstantin Kersting messaged us, ‘I had a dream last night – and we need to completely redo the drum timing and tempo’ that we found the synth infused, beat driven direction we wanted to take. The contrast between the lyrics and production gives the song a feeling of empowerment and strength.” DULCIE
So far in 2023, Dulcie have been using the momentum generated off the back of a massive run in 2022, to further their impact both in WA and around the country.
Hundreds of thousands of streams to their name, thanks to the success of ‘Test Drive’, ‘Sleep It Off’ and ‘Feels Like This’; as well as ‘Cold Hard Truth’, ‘tell ur friends’ and ‘Nothing Left’ in 2022, has set Dulcie up as artists to watch.
This year, the band took out the Grand Prize at the WAM Song Of The Year Awards for ‘Test Drive’ – the accolade being bestowed upon the girls a week out from their Australian ‘Sleep It Off Tour’.
An impressive achievement on a list of consistently growing wins for Dulcie, taking the top prize at an event such as WAM Song Of The Year has bolstered their direction moving forward.
Endearing themselves to crowds at the likes of BIGSOUND, Groovin The Moo and Laneway Festival, as well as on massive tours supporting some of the country’s best, including Amy Shark, Ocean Alley and King Stingray, DULCIE have refused to rest on their laurels; and the results are evident.
Friday August 18 – Towradgi Beach Hotel, Towradgi NSW
Sunday August 20 – Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
SUPPORTING BOY AND BEAR
Wednesday October 4 – Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany WA
Thursday October 5 – The River, Margaret River WA
Friday October 6 – The River, Margaret River WA
SUPPORTING OCEAN ALLEY
Saturday October 21 – Red Hill Auditorium, Red Hill WA
SPILT MILK FESTIVAL
Saturday November 25 – Canberra ACT
Sunday November 26 – Gold Coast QLD
Saturday December 2 – Ballarat VIC
Sunday December 3 – Perth WA
OUT OF THE WOODS FESTIVAL
Sunday October 8 – Fremantle WA