Friday Oct 23
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 and international success of their 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. They took their darker 2018 EP Talk On/Commic 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.
Tickets on sale 12pm Wednesday August 5.
Ticket price: $34.90 (all ages)
AUCKLAND, NZ – (Aug 3, 2020) – Live Nation, in association with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), is proud to present Elemental Nights as part of Elemental AKL.
Unique to Elemental AKL, Elemental Nights is an exclusive curated concert series showcasing an impressive line-up of emerging and high-profile local artists.
Enlivening some of Auckland's most unique venues, music fans will get the opportunity to witness critically acclaimed American singer/songwriter/author Amanda Palmer at the sacred venue of St Mary’s-in-Holy Trinity. The lineup also features artists including dreamy RnB super group LEISURE, King Sweeties (Cass Basil – Tiny Ruins & Bic Runga) and Opossom (Kody Nielson – The Mint Chicks, Unknown Mortal Orchestra) and Tom Scott’s highly-awarded Avantdale Bowling Club. They’ll be performing at venues including Hopetoun Alpha which will see its laneways transformed with an array of rotating food trucks and lighting installations designed by Angus Muir, the Hollywood Avondale and The Civic’s hidden gem, Wintergarden. More acts are still to be announced.
Designed, produced and promoted by Live Nation, whether you care to dance vigorously or sway gently, these one-off special shows should not be missed.
Elemental AKL is back this October with a captivating programme of more than 30 free and ticketed
events, celebrating the arts, eats and beats of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland. From October 1-31, the
festival will transform eateries and bars, theatres, parks, islands and public spaces into an urban oasis of
exciting experiences. Auckland’s newest festival encourages audiences to feast their eyes, feed their
minds and fill their hearts.
Here is the full line-up for Elemental Nights:
ELEMENTAL NIGHTS: HOPETOUN ALPHA SERIES
MAALA with Imugi 이무기 // THURSDAY OCTOBER 15
ELEMENTAL NIGHTS X LANEWAY (acts to be announced) // FRIDAY OCTOBER 16
LEISURE // SATURDAY OCTOBER 17
OPOSSOM & KING SWEETIES // TUESDAY OCTOBER 20
ELEMENTAL NIGHTS X COUP DE MAIN – Paige, Maxwell Young & Josie Moon // WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21
DAFFODILS // THURSDAY OCTOBER 22
MARLIN’S DREAMING // FRIDAY OCTOBER 23
AN EVENING WITH AMANDA PALMER // FRIDAY OCTOBER 2 // ST MARY’S-IN-HOLY TRINITY
AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB // FRIDAY OCTOBER 23 // HOLLYWOOD AVONDALE
TROY KINGI & THE CLUTCH // SATURDAY OCTOBER 24 // HOLLYWOOD AVONDALE
FRIENDLY POTENTIAL : CATACOMBS // FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 // WINTERGARDEN
FRIENDLY POTENTIAL : CATACOMBS // SATURDAY OCTOBER 31 // WINTERGARDEN