NZ indie dreamers Marlin’s Dreaming share video for ‘Outwards Crying’

Marlin’s Dreaming press photo
Photo credit: Ryan Helleur

New Zealand indie outfit Marlin’s Dreaming have shared the video for their new single Outwards Crying lifted from their forthcoming album, ‘Quotidian’.

Where previous single Sink Or Swim was a layered and tender song about detachment and the struggle to feel present, lead singer Semisi Maiai says new single Outwards Crying is “about my urge to leave my hometown (Dunedin, NZ) and change my surroundings. It’s a song about nature. For the video we wanted a gritty and off-kilter accompaniment to the song, and that turned out to be shooting farm animals and old buildings around Dunedin, which I can’t explain why but seems fitting. I feel like this is our most heavy song on the upcoming album, not in terms of instrumentation, but more how confronting it is emotionally.” Check out the video clip for Outwards Crying via YouTube below.

Marlin’s Dreaming are releasing their upcoming LP, ‘Quotidian,’ on April 24th 2020.

Marlin’s Dreaming Quotidian cover artwork

Quotidian’ track listing

1. Sink Or Swim
2. Alike
3. Outwards Crying
4. Lick The Brains
5. Cabbage Tree
6. Colourful Disarray
7. False Start
8. Outristic Pt 1
9. Outristic Pt 2
10. Mr Sun
11. Pavement
12. Filling In Time

More about Marlin’s Dreaming?

Marlin’s Dreaming are a young band hailing from a cold, damp flat in Dunedin, New Zealand. 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’. The EP retains the wry humour of Lizard Tears, but is less mannered; a darker beast with 90’s fangs evoking many of the post-punk greats. This EP received support from popular Spotify and Apple playlists and Youtube channels.

2019 proved to be another successful year, doing support slots with Kirin J Callinan, The Chills and Ocean Alley. They also managed to fit in three headline tours of their own, including 2 sold out runs in Australia.