Tony Stamp, Danielle Street & Nick Bollinger said some lovely things about our new single Immortalised on Songcrush Saturday just gone (11th July). You can listen to the full thing here by skipping to 9:49 for the music or 11:00 for the commentary https://www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018754459
If you’d prefer us to tell you what was said – no problem. Danielle said “it’s absolutely delightful, I was pleasantly surprised by it.” Tony said “it’s pretty stunning”. Nick Bollinger called Immortalised a “largely acoustic, sort of folk based melodies & things, but actually it’s bigger than it initially sounds and certainly as this song unfolds there’s all sorts of almost orchestral things that come in, there’s the lovely trumpet that comes in, and these amorphous atmospheric sounds …the verses have got this small nursery rhyme melody and then it just opens out, it’s beautiful”
Tony Stamp said “I do think that’s what grabs me about it, the slow slow swell until you’re in the chorus and you’re sort of enveloped by the sound”
Danielle said Grawlixes are “one to watch out for.” We certainly appreciate the kind words – you’ve brought joy to the Grawlixes hearts ❤
I’ve thrown in a photo of Sufjan Stevens, because he has quite lovely green eyes and the wallpaper behind him is very aesthetically pleasing
Good morning lovelies. We have some very exciting news. As you all know, the Grawlixes crew have been working hard to finish recording our brand new album. One of these new songs, Immortalised, will be featured on a compilation cassette being released by our record label, Home Alone Music, out on July 3rd. From today, you can pre-order it on cassette/digital: https://homealonemusic.bandcamp.com/album/w-i-n-t-e-r
*Until 7pm NZT tonight, Bandcamp are donating their share of sales to NAACP Legal Defense Fund, so get in quick
In the meantime, here is a photo of the whole band playing together at a recent band practice. Eeeee!!
Grawlixes are pretty much done mixing our second album with Tom Healy. Can’t wait to share it with you all. In the meantime, here are some photos from our trip around Auckland post covid, pre normality 😙
Grawlixes are at the airport, about to fly to Auckland to mix our upcoming album with Tom Healy. Covid is still present in our minds, despite no cases for a couple of weeks. Social distancing rules are being upheld. Half the plane will be vacant, which will be interesting. Pretty sparse here though
This Sunday marks a monumental occasion for the Grawlixes crew – we have recently expanded the band from a 3 piece to a 5 piece – introducing the genius drumming skills of Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa and the ever so talented bass playing of Emma Minor. We will be playing our first live performance at Home Alone’s End of Summer Fest on 29th February at 5pm at the Haitaitai Bowling Club – with French for Rabbits, Lake South, Dawn Diver & Ida Lune
The preliminary tickets have sold out, but if you keep an eye out later this week, there could be a few more tickets available, but there has been a lot of interest, so get in quick
So a lot has happened since we last did an update.
The biggest news is that we’ve spent the last year and a half making a new album!! It’s all very exciting!! We spent a significant amount of time in Lee Prebble’s recording studio (The Surgery) recording bass, drums, clarinets, horns, even a vibraphone. And as a result have recently expanded the live band from our usual team of two or three, into a full band of five (with bass and drums). It’s all very exciting!
In the meantime, here are some flowers and a video of Robin playing the vibraphone for our new album
We’re playing at MOON 1 in the classic trio formation on 13th February with a couple of very cool bands! Poquito House Band & Seamus Johnson
It’s $5 entry which is only 28% of the current adult minimum wage, aaand only 26% of the minimum wage as of 01/04/2020. Fascinating.
Seamus Johnson 8-8.25
Poquito House 9.35-10.35
Hey guys! It’s just over a week until Grawlixes perform at the Auckland Folk Festival, over 24th-27th January. Not only are we performing twice (!) but we’re also doing a sit down chat about songwriting with Ebony Lamb & Andy Irvine (Ireland). See you there eh? Come say hi and hang out for the weekend