22 Apr 2020

WATCH: Under Cover with Marlon Williams and Finn Andrews

From RNZ Music, 12:00 pm on 22 April 2020

Like the rest of New Zealand, musicians Marlon Williams and Finn Andrews (The Veils) are in lockdown. They caught up via video chat to perform covers of one another’s songs, talk about their punk dads, and reminisce about backstage karaoke.

  • Finn Andrews performs Marlon Williams' 'Beautiful Dress' from 2018's Make Way For Love
  • Marlon Williams performs Finn Andrews' 'The Spirit in the Flame' from his debut solo album One Piece At A Time

Before the lockdown, musicians Marlon Williams and Finn Andrews were set to embark on a series of collaborative songwriting sessions.

The day before Marlon was due to travel from his home in Lyttelton to Auckland, the Prime Minister announced New Zealand would go into level 4 lockdown within 48 hours.

Marlon and Finn’s meeting was postponed until further notice.

The pair decided to meet up online to share the trials of Covid-19 and isolation, how it’s affected their livelihoods, and what will happen on the other side.


Artists: Marlon Williams & Finn Andrews

Director: Reuben Bonner

Series producer: Reuben Bonner 

Producer: Maddie Walker

Editor: Nathan Hickey

Video grade: Steve Gulik

Camera operators: Tom Lynch & Frith Armstrong

Sound recordists: Tom Lynch & Finn Andrews

Sound mix: Andrew McDowall

A Banished Music production