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Listen To Marlin's Dreaming's Single 'Trophies'

Listen To Marlin's Dreaming's Single 'Trophies'

Annabel Kean / Photo credit: Grace Mirams / Monday 6th September, 2021 1:32PM

If lead single 'Lumia' was their album's melancholy slow-jam, new drop 'Trophies' is Marlin's Dreaming's latest brooding, moody grunge track. The second release from their forthcoming third studio album Hasten, 'Trophies' was recorded with Warwick Donald in a rundown old warehouse somewhere in Newtown, Pōneke before being mixed on the band's home turf at Dunedin's Chicks Hotel by Tom Bell and mastered by New York-based engineer Heba Kadry. Written about "The expectations that people in our lives can place on us, and the negative psychological effects that can result", 'Trophies' teases an epic crescendo that never quite hits, rather keeping you hooked with gentle waves of strings from guitarist De Stevens and bass player Oscar Johns, while Hamish Morgan's constant hush of snare and cymbal is wound up in the twang of frontman Semisi Maiai's mellow lead vocals. Hasten is out in full this October 1st ahead of a nationwide album release tour — until then, get Marlin's Dreaming marlin streaming...

Marlin's Dreaming 'Hasten' Album Release Tour

Friday 1st October - Powerstation, Auckland (all ages)
Saturday 2nd October - Lacuna, Wellington*
Friday 8th October - Dive, Dunedin*
Saturday 9th October - Loons, Christchurch*

Tickets on sale via Banished Music*
Auckland tickets via AAA Ticketing

Marlin's Dreaming's third album 'Hasten' is out October 1st.


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Marlin's Dreaming - Hasten Album Release Tour
Sat 19th Feb 8:00pm
The Powerstation, Auckland
Marlin's Dreaming - Hasten Album Release Tour
Fri 18th Mar 8:00pm
Lacuna, Wellington
Marlin's Dreaming - Hasten Album Release Tour
Sat 26th Feb 8:00pm
Dive, Dunedin
Marlin's Dreaming - Hasten Album Release Tour
Fri 25th Mar 8:00pm
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch