New single & a feature on Songcrush, RNZ!

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

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

Sufjan Stevens

New single on Home Alone compilation, out July 3rd

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:

*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!!

At Alexs

Grawlixes are now a 5 piece!

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 RabbitsLake SouthDawn 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

Home Alone Festival

Recording and good vibes

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


Upcoming gig, 13th February at Moon, with Seamus Johnson & Poquito House Band

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
Grawlixes 8.30-9.30
Poquito House 9.35-10.35

Poquito House Band gig poster

Lake South album now out, featuring Pen’s vocals

We’re getting very quite very near the end of our recording and I wish we could provide visual confirmation of this but I deleted all my photos.
More interestingly, our friend & label mate Lake South has released his very cool new album Wellington | Te Upoko O Te Ika!

You can listen to it everywhere.

Pen also provided backing vocals on half the songs so listen out!

Lakesouth album – Wellington (give it a listen eh)

Lake South Album Cover