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Marlin's Dreaming


It’s music that you’d want to hear while making some of the best memories in your life. It’s a song full of independence and a motivator for you to get out and explore the beautiful earth on a sunny day.” IMPOSE Mag

Marlin’s Dreaming are a young band hailing from a cold, damp flat in Hope Street, Dunedin. In October 2017, just a couple of months after forming, Marlin’s Dreaming released their first body of work, Lizard Tears.

It was an eight song mix of indie pop tasters, and one reworked track from frontman, Semisi Maiai’s, former band GROMz. The album reached huge popularity across streaming platforms worldwide, and transitioned into two sold out tours of New Zealand.

In 2018 Marlin’s Dreaming released their second body of work, Talk on/Commic, before touring sold out shows across Australia and New Zealand. They played support for Parquet Courts, Kirin J Callinan, The Chills, Dope Lemon & Ocean Alley.

Since then they have established a strong camaraderie that is felt by fans all over the world, racking up almost 30 million streams on Spotify. In 2020 they released Quotidian, which yielded critical acclaim. Hasten followed in 2021.

Pigeon’s & Planes/COMPLEX:Mixing bits of pieces of indie, psychedelic, and surf rock, Marlin’s Dreaming is making the kind of music that’s chilled-out and calming, while incorporating enough flashes of energy to keep you moving.”

The 405: Marlins Dreaming’s ‘Cheeky Kids’ is the song you need on a Wednesday. There’s just enough escapism to give you that Friday feeling a little early, while still being grounded enough to keep you in line.”

Agent: Reuben Bonner

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