Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Odette, Ocean Alley, Phoebe Bridgers, HAIM, The Preatures, The Jungle Giants, Meg Mac


band members

Guitar/Vocals: Saskia Brittain Bass/Vocals: Timieka Denton Keys/Vocals: Ashleigh Carr-White Drums: Madison Hanley


Influences

Odette, Phoebe Bridgers, Meg Mac, Ocean Alley, Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala


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Bio

Scattered across the outskirts of Western Australia, four girls discovered their fathomless passion for music. Ashleigh Carr-White, Timieka Denton, Saskia Brittain and Madison Hanley didn’t all know each other then, but it was only a matter of time before the inexplicable forces of the universe would have them cross paths. There’s no denying that fate brought Dulcie together.
“We all grew up outside of the city and around nature.” - Madison
In a house tucked away in the Perth Hills, Dulcie drummer Madison first picked up the sticks when she turned eight. Bass player and vocalist, Timieka, and guitarist and vocalist, Saskia, both spent their formative years in the serene coastal town of Denmark. Coming from a musical family, experimenting with harmonies and instruments was a rite of passage for Saskia. For Timieka, music was a welcome distraction: “When you’re growing up on a farm, there’s nothing much else to do. You get bored and pick stuff up.” The group’s keyboardist and vocalist, Ashleigh, lived in the pretty port town of Dampier and was taught piano by her mother.
It wasn’t too long before their worlds collided. In fact, Saskia and Timieka became friends when they were just toddlers, while Madison and Ashleigh first met during their high school years.
“We all come from totally different creative directions.” - Timieka
Between impromptu jam sessions at Saskia’s place and studio rooms, the girls worked tirelessly to define their indie pop-inspired style. Instead, they arrived at the conclusion that their soaring hooks and inventive melodies simply could not be confined to the limits of one genre. Dulcie’s sound is an amalgamation of their individual musical influences.

Of course, Dulcie isn’t just defying normality in terms of genre. Refusing to accept that there can only be one lead singer, they interchange between three vocalists, which makes their sound even more distinctive. But this rebellion has proved advantageous for Dulcie. Their idiosyncratic style immediately turned heads at triple j, and Ocean Alley dubbed their soulful debut single “Fall” their favourite track of 2019. Whether it’s supporting G Flip or Spacey Jane. Even playing Groovin the Moo, Laneway or touring with Polish Club- Dulcie’s presence cannot be denied.

“We like summery colours and that Woodstock kind of vibe.” - Ashleigh

The band’s effortlessly cool energy and quirkiness is amplified at their live gigs. Usually spotted wearing vintage overalls or bright retro tops, it’s easy to forget you’re not stuck in some kind of ‘70s time loop.

Unearthed in 2020

Laneway Festival

15 Dec 2019

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Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

08 Apr 2021

Triple J
45

although I'm only getting this review down now, I've been listening to this song constantly over the last few days. yet again, you master the big, emotional build that releases into a cathartic, memorable chorus. ugh, it's brilliant.

although I'm only getting this review down now, I've been listening to this song constantly over the last few days. yet again, you master the big, emotional build that releases into a cathartic, memorable chorus. ugh, it's brilliant.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

07 Apr 2021

Triple J
45

Dulcie return with their mesmerising, golden toned charm and glowing songwriting. It feels special every time.

Dulcie return with their mesmerising, golden toned charm and glowing songwriting. It feels special every time.

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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

06 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

The voices and players in Dulcie keep on leveling up. This latest one is humming precisely like it's been hatched from the hive mind where every note and movement is in sync.

The voices and players in Dulcie keep on leveling up. This latest one is humming precisely like it's been hatched from the hive mind where every note and movement is in sync.