A grawlix is a spiral-shaped graphic used to indicate swearing in comic strips, whereas Grawlixes are a Wellington-by-way-of-Dunedin indie-folk band intent on intelligent, infectious songs about relationships and not being invited to parties.

Continuing the great lineage of artists who bring sadness to their melodies, Grawlixes’s music often deals in melancholy with self-deprecating honesty and beautiful boy-girl harmonies, sung by co-founders Robin Cederman and Penelope Esplin.

Following an extensive European tour supporting French for Rabbits,  Grawlixes  recently joined Home Alone Records and their debut album Set Free is available on itunes and bandcamp.

Their follow-up album is due out some time in 2020