Dela Marmy with Listening Party on her Instagram for the release of Captured Fantasy

Dela Marmy, a project in the name of Joana Sequeira Duarte (formerly The Happy Mess), edits on March 27th the EP Captured Fantasy by KPRecords * KillPerfection, which will be available on several digital platforms.

The artist presents the EP to the public at a live listening party from her Instagram account (@delamarmy), on the launch day, March 27, at 10 pm. An informal and relaxed moment, with testimonies, guests, confidences and whatever else you like, but above all, an act of resistance and closeness in which the audience is invited to interact.

“CAPTURED FANTASY concerto na rede”, to be held in April, will be announced soon on Dela Marmy’s social networks. In the meantime, some loose videos with dance and music have been published on Instagram and Facebook – “it is important to remain active, prepared, sensitive, close and receptive, to each other.”

The production of Dela Marmy’s second EP is by Charlie Francis, versatile and experienced English musician / producer, who, throughout his 30-year career, has worked with international bands and artists, including Manic Street Preachers, REM, Kaiser Chiefs, The High Llamas, Toyah, Robyn Hitchock. As a result of this collaboration, Joana realizes that she has in her hands an album of greater maturity and consistency, even so, without neglecting the ingenuity inherent in her compositions.

Captured Fantasy consists of five themes. Each of them is a short trip that asks for time, as they are not obvious. It is a record that is attentive to details, small things, small stories. Attentive to the margins, to the marginal. That feels like flying and thinking. Intimate and universal, yes, a paradox.

In this new work Joana invited the writer and poet Raquel Serejo Martins for the lyrics for “Flying Fishes” – opening theme of the EP – and the Welsh lyricist TYTUN to participate in the introspective “Take Me Back Home”. The musicians who accompanied her in the studio are Vasco Magalhães (drums), Tiago Brito, Steven Goundrey (guitars) and Francis himself (bass).

The video for “Not Real”, an anticipation single revealed in February, was made by Casota Collective (elements of First Breath After Coma). The Leiriense collective reflects on the certainty of what is real, also addressing the perception of others in relation to each individual reality. To live in a fantasy / reality that is not recognized, to pass and to step on the limit of social standards, to extend and circumvent the boundaries of reality, to invent, suggest and architect broader horizons to life, inevitably finite.

All promotional images, including EP and single covers, are designed in collaboration with artists JAS, Alípio Padilha and Filipa Areias – painting, photography and design, respectively.

Dela Marmy’s latest EP gives us back the ethereal, melodic and faded sensations of the previous work – characteristics that we often associate with Dream Pop – while making another form of language prominent, clean and obscure.


– 16 May Valpaços, Luís Teixeira Art and Culture Auditorium


Joana Sequeira Duarte has developed her artistic work at the interdisciplinary intersection between Music and Performance.

In 2019, he debuted in his own name with the project Dela Marmy (Dream Pop / Indie Rock), editing the singles “Empty Place”, “Stellar”, “Mari Wolf” and “Secretly Here”, which would result in a first EP Dela Marmy (KPRecords – exclusive vinyl edition).

In 2017 Joana had the great pleasure of participating in the Song Festival, with the lyrics “My Paradise” for the composition of Toli César Machado (GNR) and interpretation by David Gomes.

Between 2011 and 2017 he joined the band The Happy Mess (synths/vocals), having participated in the creation of two albums and live in numerous concerts, in auditoriums and festivals, in Portugal and abroad.

Graduated in Dance at the Escola Superior de Dança of IPL and in Architecture at the University of Minho, she specialized in Performance and Choreography in the Program of Study, Research and Choreographic Creation of Forum Dança (Lisbon). He studied piano at the Osnabrück Music School (Vilarandelo / Valpaços) and completed the 5th Degree of Piano and Musical Training (Conservatório de Música do Porto).

As a choreographer and music, her performative work has focused mainly on these two artistic areas, as an example: the duet co-created with Lucia di Pietro, Fantastic Moments of Understanding; the group play The Dross; and the solo That soundddddd buuuuufffffff.

As a performer, he was an interpreter of Madalena Brak-Lamy in Into the Tranquility and Passion Fruits and participated in Oil Aint ‘All, JR of Teatro Praga, Sub-Reptício – Clandestine Body of Vera Mantero, Ana Borralho, João Galante and Instruction Manual of Victor Hugo Pontes.

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