Founded in 2010, Dear Telephone are Graciela Coelho, André Simão, Ricardo Cibrão and Pedro Oliveira.
They were inspired by the 1976 short-film “Dear Phone” by Peter Greenaway, to express their will to decant soap operas and cheesy pocket paperback dramas through hard, frugal, minimalist compositions. Their first EP "Birth of a Robot" was released by PAD in March/2011. They represented Portugal in the August 2011 edition of "Music Alliance Pact." They spent the end of 2012 in the process of composing their first album – Taxi Ballad - which was released in May 2013. This year of 2013, as well as part of 2014, was mostly dedicated to the album tour that ended in 2015, with a series of concerts in venues such as Centro Cultural de Belém – Lisbon and a mini-tour in Belgium. 2016 was spent composing the second album, recorded in 2017 by Nelson Carvalho at Valentim de Carvalho Studios (previously EMI Studios), released in october 2017.