The fourth album from Grawl!x – Peeps – is released today digitally by Reckless Yes. Get the album here.
Among beautifully orchestrated dreampop are contributions from Deerful, Umbilica, and members of Haiku Salut on an album which explores the importance of friendship, especially in turbulent times.
Grawl!x on Peeps
Talking about the album the songwriter behind the Grawl!x name, Maria Machin said, “Having a friend is if nothing else: connection. Connection to something outside of yourself. Connection to an objective perspective. We’re social animals in the face of some pretty imposing spectres. You’re there to help each other; to live and laugh; even if it’s not forever.
“Most of the songs take the perspective of two little people holding each other’s hand against a daunting, existential backdrop. It was rather challenging as it turns out to write more upbeat things without being cheesy. Fingers crossed we’ve succeeded. This shift also instigated a move toward more electronic sounds as oddly enough those are noises I associate with joy and connectivity; perhaps greater so than acoustic instrumentation, which personally is more evocative of introversion & melancholy.”
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The album is available digitally now – find it on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer and more here.
- London – 14 February – The Finsbury for Get In Her Ears with Piney Gir, Captain Handsome and I Am HER (free entry)
- Nottingham – 15 February – Rough Trade (early show, all ages)
- Oxford – 16 February – The Library for Divine Schism with Junk Whale
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