It’s around the world in 7 days here at Grawlixes… our music is getting some love around the globe
In Canada, the ever wonderful The Revue posted ‘Honey Bees’: “The serene approach gradually gives away to a moment of pure exhilaration, as Esplin’s intimate voice rises and accompanied by Cederman and a rising chorus of wonderful sound. In some ways, this song has an air of Pan’s Labyrinth, where one finds solitude in the harbors of an enchanted garden…Magical indeed.”
Spain, care of Indie Criollo, with a thoughtful blog post on ‘Honey Bees’ saying “Grawlixes brings Honey Bees , his latest song, which grows with great confidence as he lets us see who he is. The proposal has a musical softness that places you in a very reflective slumber, where you can feel the naturalness of the world and your personality, which faces the world of this proposal, which asks at every moment to recognize where we are from. The singer gave us a hug made into a song, with an aspect of glory that can never stop brightening our privacy.” I suspect google translate might not have done it’s best work there.
France, care of the ever lovely Jean-Noel at Calypso World played us on his radio station – click the link to listen to ‘Honey Bees’ at 21:25.
We also got more lovely mentions on Spotify:
Dope Indie/Alternative by Magic Frog Company (the first on the list. Yay!). How awesome is this image on their Spotify list by the way – so good.
So it’s unusual for us to post twice in one day, but this is very important.
Can you believe our new album, ‘Love You To Death’ is coming out this Thursday 15th July?! Luckily you can be notified by clicking the album pre-save link here: https://smarturl.it/pre-grawlixes. Easy as! Can’t wait to share it with you all 🔥😜😍💓
Today is also the birthday of our incredibly talented bassist, Emma Minor. Happy birthday beautiful!!
And tonight, we are headlining the Wellington Tattoo Convention in collaboration with RadioActive.FM. Info from here. We’ll be playing as a 3-piece – our last show before our album release tour. Come get a tattoo, find out who has the best tattoo at 7:15pm and watch us play at 7:45pm. Check out their amazing venue below.
Ok – this is insane! We got shared on Apple’s New Music Daily, alongside Billie Eilish, courtney barnett, Angel Olsen & Sufjan Stevens. This is an insanely hard list to get on (consider that 24,000 songs are released every day, and we are chosen for a list of 82 songs). Like —-for reals. Insane!!
SINGLE RELEASE ALERT! The 3rd single from our upcoming album ‘City Across the Bay’ is out today!! Click here: https://smarturl.it/cityxbay Robin said of the song “The song is inspired by the view you have of Nelson from across Tasman Bay as you head towards Kaiteriteri. The type of view that’s rooted in NZ’s collective imagination, if not from actual experience then from pretty ad campaigns, probably selling you alcohol. City Across the Bay is a breakup song grounded in my feelings about Torrent Bay. I wrote it shortly after Penelope and I ended our relationship back in late 2016. The verses are from my perspective, and the choruses from Penelope’s, broadly speaking. A lot of my life is represented here one way or another, to the extent I was moved to tears when hearing the basic rhythm tracks back in the initial session. This is also one of two songs from Love You To Death that feature puns in their opening lines (the other is Modern Boy) and the only song on the album that features a swear word (‘shit’). Kinda ironic that we use so few swear words given our band name, and the purpose of Grawlixes [a literary term for the symbols that bleep out swear words].”