Dan Madill is no stranger to the Dunedin music scene. His original brand of drowned aircraft folk has captured attention at open mic nights and gigs all over town. A week ago, Dan launched his much-anticipated first album, ‘Submariner’s Dilemma’, at Queens. The packed launch was a resounding success despite being on Friday 13th. The night opened with the hypnotic experimental sound of Dunedin’s darkwave duo, Strange Harvest, before Dan took the stage. He was joined by backing musicians Chris Wratislav (bass), Chris Butchard (drums) and Bernard Madill, Dan’s father (lead guitar), who also features on the album. Afterwards, Tahu and the Takehes played with their usual energy and cohesion to wrap up the party with a bang.
We’re thoroughly enjoying ‘Submariner’s Dilemma’, which can be found at Portil (Harvest Court, George Street), Relics (St Andrew Street) and Too Tone Records (North Road). To listen to some of the tracks, visit Dan’s Bandcamp page here.