Dawn Diver is a new project led by Wellington musician Ben Lemi (Trinity Roots, French for Rabbits). The group features the multi-faceted talents of vocalists Deanne Krieg (Ida Lune, Whim) and Holly Beals (Family Cactus, Encouragement), bass player Will Sklenars (DJ Animorph, Garrett Street Collective), and drummer Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (French for Rabbits, Glass Vaults). 2019 will see the addition of Rose Blake (Blaek, Pales, Ida Lune) to the group bringing her vocal A game.
Since 2014 Lemi has composed and shaped the material for Dawn Diver drawing from the depths of waking dreams and the forest whispers of Mt. Victoria’s dizzying heights. Subtly manipulating frameworks of lyrical narratives, groove based music, song forms, and electronic timbres, Dawn Diver’s music holds a harmonically colourful aesthetic with a driving pulse.