Audio

Our album, ‘Set Free’, is now available for purchase!!

You can buy copies from here:

https://grawlixesnz.bandcamp.com/album/set-free

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/set-free/id1251295155

Reviews:

William Dart from Radio NZ says (13:55) ..”Some tracks on Grawlixes first album really stand out for me, because they play with the almost unavoidable expectations that build up as one works through a CD. Mine were cut short brutally with the fifth song “Death in the Family” a grim piece of black humour this one as it’s two characters set out to eradicate unwanted memories with malace and matchsticks. (“Death in the Family”) is almost the sweetest sounding song that Grawlixes offer…wooing you with a honey gourd, you might expect them to launch into Burt Bacharach’s I Say A Little Prayer. Robin Cederman’s vocals duck and dive their way through an Indian rubber tube worthy of Mr B himself. There’s more sweet harmonising later, but the grim almost sinister nature of the lyrics is perfectly etched with Cederman’s lazy and almost diffident delivery. In a word (and keeping up the alliteration) delicious”

Mark from RadioNZ says (27:29) “I’ll listen to the thing again. So many great things to play from this record. The opening  track “Set Free”, which is the title of said album, is pretty gorgeous to say the least. (The) record is absolutely fantastic”

Jeremy Taylor from RadioNZ says (13:43) “It’s very sweetly harmonised and melodic folksy pop. There’s something about hearing a NZ accent in a song, it represents a real progression for our maturity”

Tim Gruar (13th Floor) says ‘This is a wonderful first release…clever and tuneful and biting’.

Hamilton News says “Indeed there is an emotional clarity fuelling these songs both with close harmonies and fine instrumentation”

Scott from When You Motor Away says “The album’s melodies are delicate, intricate, and sweet, while the themes tend toward melancholy and clear-eyed realism, and particularly clear-eyed realism about melancholy-inducing relationships…Infectious and intelligent, Set Free is a real treat for your quieter moments.  And if you don’t regularly have quieter moments, this album makes a strong argument for making time for them”

Fraser Browne from Second Hand News says “Set Free is an absolutely beautiful new folk album from Grawlixes. Its twisting melodies, combined with some sardonic lyricism and instrumentation results in songs that are both catchy and thoughtfully arranged… It’s very lush, warm and there’s also something intimate about the music, especially lyrically, in songs such as ‘Lover Boy’ or ‘Death in the Family’. I have really enjoyed this beautiful, intelligent and slightly quirky album. A must listen.”

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