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Marlin's Dreaming 'Quotidian' Album Release Tour Announced

Marlin's Dreaming 'Quotidian' Album Release Tour Announced

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Cam Hay / Friday 17th July, 2020 10:00AM

Dunedin guitar-pop crew Marlin's Dreaming launched their second studio album Quotidian in April, when Aotearoa's venues were closed up tight as a drum due to Covid-19, so it's only right that fans get a proper chance to celebrate the record's shimmering sonics now live spaces are back open again. Attracting praise from such international taste-makers as NME and Brooklyn Vegan, and exploring the presciently 2020-relevant themes of "claustrophobia of feeling stuck; directionless," Marlin's Dreaming will take the hazy sounds of Quotidian on a belated four date tour of the main centres this coming September and October. With a live show honed to perfection via 2019 supports for Kirin J Callinan, The Chills and Ocean Alley, along with recent headline dates across the ditch, you know Marlin's Dreaming are guaranteed to bring it this spring – catch them at the dates below...

Banished Music & Undertheradar proudly present...

Marlin's Dreaming Quotidian album release tour

Thursday 24th September - Starters, Dunedin w/ asta rangu
Friday 25th September - Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch w/ asta rangu
Friday 16th October - San Fran, Wellington w/ Soft Plastics
Friday 23rd October - Auckland, Hopetoun Alpha w/ Phoebe Rings*

Tickets on sale via Banished Music from 9.00am, Monday 20th July
Auckland tickets from Moshtix*

Take in the stylish video for 'Sink or Swim' from Quotidian...

Listen to Quotidian here...

Press release:

Seeking inspiration from a dank eerie flat in Dunedin, steeped in the city’s rich musical history, Marlin’s Dreaming erupted onto the local scene in late 2017 with their debut album, Lizard Tears. The national & international success of the tasty indie-pop EP helped them escape the flat in favour of the road, with consecutive sold out tours across the country.

As the years went on, Marlin’s Dreaming’s sound grew with it, their 2018 EP Talk On/Commic retaining the wry humour of Lizard Tears, but donning a darker aesthetic, with 90’s fangs evoking many of the post-punk greats. Last year they took it on the road with the likes of Kirin J Callinan, The Chills and Ocean Alley, as well as their own sold-out Australian tours.

The band released Quotidian in April 2020, amidst the global lockdown, an accidentally prescient album about the claustrophobia of feeling stuck; directionless. Musically, it was a shift into more serious songwriting, and an exploration of the genre that garnered wide-ranging critical praise from mastheads like NME, American Songwriter, Brooklyn Vegan, and Atwood Magazine.


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Marlin's Dreaming
Thu 24th Sep 8:00pm
Starters Bar, Dunedin
Marlin's Dreaming
Fri 25th Sep 8:00pm
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Marlin's Dreaming
Fri 16th Oct 8:00pm
San Fran, Wellington