We’re flying to Auckland, post lockdown

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

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

We’re supporting Delaney Davidson & Barry Saunders at Meow, 11th May

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

If you’re not in the Wellington area, they’re headed to Blue Smoke (ChCh) next Friday & The Captain Cook Hotel Gastropub (Dunedin) next Saturday, so head along if you’re close by.

Delaney Davidson & Barry Saunders Meow Gig

Upcoming gig, Performance Arcade & live on RNZ

Hello!  We’re playing on RNZ today at 1:10pm to help promote The Performance Arcade music series happening next weekend! Do tune in over your lunch break:


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:

Grawlixes promo shot in Dunedin