Marveline is the indie pop/rock solo work of Pete Marley – a stalwart of the Sydney music scene and go-to bass player for a number of seminal local acts including The Nature Strip and Fallon Cush. While retro-pop masters The Nature Strip are on a long hiatus after releasing three albums and two EPs, Marley has ventured out with his solo project. 

Music blog Backseat Mafia said of last year’s album: “Marley’s writing style and vocals could be described as a whimsical mix of XTC, The Beatles and Syd Barret. All with a dash of theatre and laconic Australian humour. And yet despite the sparkle, there is an identifiable rougher edge with a touch of grit.” 

“‘Turpentine’ is a stand out track – there are elements of fellow Australian bands You Am I or Died Pretty with its garage rock rumble of guitars. Marley has an ear for melody – anthemic and cinematic choruses that stick like super glue.”

There is now also a live band, with Matt Langley, Jack Dunn and Tony Bibby joining Pete for gigs and further recording.

Marveline shooting "Turpentine"

Jack, Matt, Pete and Tony on the set of the clip shoot for Turpentine Aug 2020.