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
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!
Exciting news! We’re playing this Saturday supporting the amazing Barry Saunders & Delaney Davidson (and their amazing band) at Meow. We’ve been a fan for a long time, so this is a dream. If you’ve never seen these musicians, you can’t miss it.
Check out the event by clicking here
We’re playing with Blue Child Collective (Australia) at MOON 1 in Newtown on 24th March. Grawlixes are on at 8pm and Blue Child just after 9pm. See you there 😀
Check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/361312334724302/
We’re kicking things off down at the Performance Arcade on the 23rd of February at 4pm! It looks like it’s going to be an amazing day, with some brilliant performers. Bring some coin for food too: