DICE Announce Debut Album 'Midnight Zoo'

20 June 2024 | 12:37 pm | Mary Varvaris

In addition to announcing the record, DICE have dropped the catchy new number, 'This Is Not A Love Song'.


DICE (Credit: Billy Zammit )

Buzzy Western Australian act DICE have finally announced their debut album, Midnight Zoo, will be arriving this year. And fans won’t have to wait long, with the LP slated to arrive on Friday, 9 August, via Tone City Records.

In addition to announcing the record, DICE have dropped the catchy new number, This Is Not A Love Song, to accompany the big news.

On the single, the band said, “Although This Is Not A Love Song does sound like a love song, we assure you it is not (or is it?)”.

Elaborating further, they added, “Have you met someone before and just thought ‘yep, they’re the one’ but you ended up feeling like a nervous school kid whilst they sat on a pedestal in your mind? This song tells the story of that so-called ‘Love’.”

You can check out the song below.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2021 and becoming a real breakthrough artist last year – their song, Stockholm, landed at #72 on triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2023 – DICE have amassed a devoted following, selling out tours across the country and locking in international radio play. Now seems like the perfect time for the band to take the next step and advance their career.

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Midnight Zoo is what the band called their recording studio, Tone City Studios, during the making of the album.

DICE commented, “It was the place we all went to get away from everything, when we felt sad, when we had a fight, but it was also where our creativity was at its strongest.

“Termed Midnight Zoo because of its long nights, wild energy and full moon recordings, this title just fits like a glove with both the tracks and its creation. It's also always been a joke that the studio is like a zoo, and when it turns to night, that's when the magic happens”.

This month, DICE played their largest headlining gig to date at Brisbane’s Princess Theatre. In a review for The Music, Tione Zylstra remarked: “The night was perfect. Openers? Iconic. Setlist? To die for. The energy? Unmatched. My only criticism? DICE came on at 10 pm.”

You can pre-order/pre-save Midnight Zoo here