A guitar, violin and piano accordian

The Grawlixes folk duo, Robin Cederman and Penelope Esplin. The pair will play at The Refreshment Room in Titirangi on ...
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The Grawlixes folk duo, Robin Cederman and Penelope Esplin. The pair will play at The Refreshment Room in Titirangi on July 20.

Grawlixes are coming to Titirangi for their album release tour.

The duo, Robin Cederman and Penelope Esplin, would be releasing their first album Set Free and are playing at The Titirangi Refreshment Room on July 20.

Cederman said this gig was the "whole shebang".

Cederman said the only thing that made them identifiable as a Dunedin band is their accents.
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Cederman said the only thing that made them identifiable as a Dunedin band is their accents.

The Wellington-based band first formed in Dunedin more than three years ago, he said.

Cederman played acoustic guitar and Esplin the piano accordion. For the tour the pair will be accompanied by violin player, Alex Vaastra.

Although the band fell under the indie-folk genre because of their instruments, their songs were more pop, the musician said.

Neither of them had been into folk music but the instruments just happened to be lying around, Cederman said.

He said they would be faithful to the album at the gig.

The opening song on the album Set Free was a wistful, optimistic and "meandery" song, Good Shadows was their "uber banger".

Cederman said their classical training meant there was a certain "fussiness" about the arrangements.

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Although Dunedin had history of quite dark but tuneful pop music that was "a bit jagged", Grawlixes were never really any of those things.

Cederman said one of the only things making them stand out as Dunedin players was their Kiwi accents.

The band would play at The Refreshment Room in Titirangi on July 20 at 7pm.

Tickets can be bought through eventfinda.co.nz. Go to thegrawlixes.com for more information.

 - Western Leader

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