Bully is Lonesome Dove’s latest dreamy indie-pop soundscape, with delicious fuzzy guitar riffs and soaring contrasting vocals.
Lonesome Dove are a four-piece indie-pop band hailing from Perth, WA. Taking formation in early 2021, they are a collective of punk-fuzzed melancholic dreamers who met through Perth’s music scene.
They bonded over their overwhelming love of The Pixies, Clouds, Best Coast and Belly, which contributes to their unique style of fuzzy driving guitars, contrasting vocals, three-part harmonies and tongue-in-cheek attitude.
After dropping their debut EP, AWWWW in November 2021, Lonesome Dove has returned a year later with new music to appease the indie-sleaze Gods, with their new single, Bully. This track is the first release off their debut album, which is set to launch via Igloo Records in early 2023.
Bully is an indie-pop dreamy soundscape, with delicious fuzzy guitar riffs and soaring contrasting vocals. Of course, the track’s lyrics still maintain Lonesome Dove’s much-loved tongue-in-cheek attitude. It is a song that oozes self-love, and carries infectious melodic hooks that leave you feeling empowered. With an incredible fuzzed-up guitar solo during the bridge, Bully will find itself quickly becoming an anthem for those who felt like they didn’t have a group to belong to.
Lonesome Dove told Happy, “Bully isn’t about a specific person or a specific clique. It’s about moving away from those who don’t ‘get it’, forgetting the clique and being free to do your best, the way YOU want”.
Bully was created by a throwdown challenge of sorts, where guitarist Ben sent a phone demo to lead vocalist Nici, who nurtured its potential with lyrics and a lush melody, turning it into the track we see before us now. The band, including Lonesome Dove’s bassist Olga and drummer Leo, rehearsed and recorded the track at their own Pink House Studio. The track was mixed by Michael Jelinek and mastered by William Bowden.