Grawlixes are are an existential folk-pop band from Wellington, New Zealand, who will sear themselves in your brain with raw, wry and infectious songs about doomed relationships, not being invited to parties, and wanting to murder each other. Continuing the great lineage of artists who bring sadness to their sprightly melodies, Grawlixes’ music often deals in the melancholy with self-deprecating honesty and beautiful boy-girl harmonies, sung by co-founders Robin Cederman and Penelope Esplin.
Grawlixes signed to Home Alone records, following an extensive European tour supporting now label-mates French for Rabbits. They released their debut album ‘Set Free’ in July 2017. It is available from ITunes and Bandcamp. Having recently expanded into a 5 piece, featuring Alex Vaastra on violin, Emma Minor on bass and Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa on drums. They are currently finishing up their follow up album, due to be released July 2021.
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