Banished Music presents Marlin’s Dreaming HIRL Album Release Tour 2024

  • Banished Music presents Marlin’s Dreaming <em>HIRL</em> Album Release Tour 2024
Banished Music presents Marlin’s Dreaming <em>HIRL</em> Album Release Tour 2024

Banished Music presents Marlin’s Dreaming HIRL Album Release Tour 2024

“Like a post-Britpop cut…reminiscent of the innate aching that made Jeff Buckley’s voice so magnetic.” Rolling Stone Australia & NZ

HIRL Album Release Tour 2024
Presale starts: 10am, Friday 28th June
Thurs 12 September – Totara St, Tauranga – Tickets
Friday 13 September – Theatre Royal, New Plymouth – NO PRESALE
Saturday 14 September – Meow Nui, Wellington – Tickets
Thurs 19 September – Hollywood Avondale, Auckland – Tickets
Friday 20 September – The Loons, Lyttelton – Tickets
Saturday 21 September – Errick’s, Dunedin – Tickets

Dunedin indie pop outfit Marlin’s Dreaming have announced a 9 date tour of Australia & New Zealand to celebrate the release of their new album HIRL due later this year and the band’s first since the critically acclaimed record Hasten in 2021.

Following on from their folk-accented single ‘Earnestly’ (featuring Erny Belle) last month, Marlin’s Dreaming’s new track ‘Hello, My Dear’ dances between softly spoken country verse, towering chorus, and back again with the vocal dynamism of frontman Semisi Ma’ia’i.

Recorded between the renowned Roundhead Studios and an airy room in Central Otago, ‘Hello, My Dear’ on bold sonorous production reminiscent of the band’s earliest work. The single is accompanied by a music video directed by Semisi, in which an ascetic artist isolated from the world around him interacts with past and future versions of himself.

Marlin’s Dreaming is an indie pop band from Dunedin, New Zealand. Formed in 2017 by longtime friends Semisi Ma’ia’i (Vocals & guitar), Oscar Johns (Bass), Hamish Morgan (Drums) & De Stevens (Guitar), the band found unexpected success with their debut album Lizard Tears (2017) which garnered international acclaim including from COMPLEX who called it an “exciting, intoxicating debut”.

Subsequent releases like ‘Talk On/Commic’ (2018) and Quotidian (2020) showcased their evolution into angular guitars and angst-driven melodies, earning praise from publications like CLASH, NME & Brooklyn Vegan. Their introspective 2021 release Hasten was an acoustically driven album exploring themes of post-pandemic life in New Zealand’s desolate, rugged South Island.

They have toured with Parquet Courts, The Chills, Kirin J Callinan & Dope Lemon. Having played sold-out tours across Australia and New Zealand & played Marlin’s Dreaming continues to push the musical boundaries, heightening guitar pop to a fine art.

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