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“A Fine Rain” is taken from “Set Free”, the debut album by Grawlixes is a Wellington-by-way-of-Dunedin indie-folk band intent on inserting themselves into your brain with their intelligent, infectious songs about relationships and not being invited to parties. Continuing the great lineage of artists who bring sadness to their sprightly melodies, Grawlixes’s music deals in the melancholy with self-deprecating honesty and beautiful boy-girl harmonies.
“Set Free” documents a slanted, and emotionally amplified version of the time Robin and Penelope spent as a couple: their initial hopes and joys becoming fears and frustrations, as they tried to negotiate playing together while living together in the hills above Dunedin. It’s an interesting choice for a couple to continue playing music together as a duo after breaking up, but none the less, here we are.