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Marlin's Dreaming

The dreamy indie pop band returns to Wellington this summer with Nicholas Franchise.
By Josalin Saffer
December 20, 2018
By Josalin Saffer
December 20, 2018

Marlin's Dreaming is starting 2019 with another tour around New Zealand to promote their 2018 EP along with exciting, new material.

The Dunedin four-piece burst onto the scene in 2017 with their first release, Lizard Tears, which was streamed worldwide and led to two sold-out New Zealand tours. The band also played a slew of sold-out winter shows, promoting their second release, Talk on/Commic, an EP that was released in September 2018.

Marlin's Dreaming is, well, dreamy, with a sound equally whimsical and wistful, both chilled-out and energizing. Inspired by music from the 80s and 90s, it is intriguing for fans of Joy Division, Talking Heads, and The Cure. The band's genre is often described as indie pop and psychedelic rock with post punk and surf rock influences, but lead singer Semisi Maiai says their style is hard to pin down. "The best thing to do is just listen and see what you think," he says.

On 11 January, you'll get that chance. As part of their nationwide tour, the band, joined by Portland's Nicholas Franchise, is stopping by Wellington's San Fran.

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