Blending eclectic musical influences from band members who hail from Detroit, Melboune, and the UK, the Dunedin-based girl-group Marissa & The Dandelions call themselves a folk act, if only to find a box to break out of. Centred on strong songwriting and bittersweet lyrics, the indie-metal-shoegaze backdrop layers driving drum and bass to create a unique sound.
Paul Allen is a singer-songwriter based in Dunedin, New Zealand. With reflective lyric style, his original songs are from the heart and soul drawing on observations of the world around him. Genre ranges from acoustic folk to rock. Often seen collaborating with other local artists around Dunedin. English born but a proud Kiwi, and a passionate supporter of the Dunedin music scene.