Grawlixes 'Love You To Death' Album Release Tour

227 Heretaunga St East, Hastings

Grawlixes celebrate their sophomore album with a 10 date headline tour this July/August. The ten shows will see Grawlixes perform in intimate venues across Aotearoa, captivating audiences with a dynamic set ranging from floating atmospheric ballads to jaw-dropping rock'n'roll.

Grawlixes 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 (Tahu & The Takahes, The Prophet Hens) and Penelope Esplin (French for Rabbits, Lake South).

Grawlixes signed to Home Alone records, following an extensive European tour supporting now label-mates French for Rabbits, throughout Switzerland, England, Germany and France. They released their debut album ‘Set Free’ in July 2017 to critical acclaim. And have since expanded into a stellar 5 piece band, featuring esteemed local musicians Alex Vaastra on violin (Julian Temple Band, Emily Fairlight), Emma Hattaway on bass (BoJack Funkman) and Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa on drums (Dawn Diver, French for Rabbits).

Love You To Death will be released on July 15 on Home Alone Records and is available to pre-order now via Grawlixes Bandcamp.

The phenomenal album was recorded with Lee Prebble at The Surgery, in Wellington (L.A.B, Black Seeds, Trinity Roots) and mixed with producer Tom Healy (Julia Jacklin, Tiny Ruins, Finn Andrews) and mastered by Paul Gold of Salt Mastering in Brooklyn, New York (Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors). Love You To Death also features the resplendent colour palette of vibraphone, saxophones, clarinets and trumpets, with brass performances by Jake Baxendale & James Guilford. The result is lush instrumentation, captivating performances and clean intimate vocals. Grawlixes have never had more to say, nor said it more affectingly. The melodies and harmonies are lovely, the production crackles with colour, and the whole thing marks a new level of achievement.

Grawlixes NZ Tour dates are:
July 22nd (Thursday): The Plant, Blenheim (with Emily Riordan)
July 23rd (Friday): Tim's Place, Marahau (with Emily Riordan)
July 24th (Saturday): Mussel Inn, Takaka
August 12th (Thursday): Meow, Wellington (with Violet Hirst & Vatican’t)
August 14th (Saturday): The Stomach, Palmerston North (with Rusty Frames & The Dunes)
August 15th (Sunday): Common Room, Hastings
August 19th (Thursday): Wunderbar, Christchurch (with Adam Hattaway and the Haunters)
August 20th (Friday): The Dive, Dunedin (with Julian Temple Band)
August 27th (Friday): Nivara Lounge, Hamilton (with Looking for Alaska & Brandan De La Cruz)
August 28th (Saturday): Wine Cellar, Auckland (with Albi & the Wolves)

Tickets from Undertheradar.co.nz (except Wellington- see Moshtix - & Mussel Inn).

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When

Sun 15th Aug 2021, 7:30pm

Where

The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

227 Heretaunga St East, Hastings

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