Blissfully Witty Trappings

“On his third album as Lawrence Arabia, Christchurch native James Milne perfects the project’s defining balance of dry, writerly wit and classic pop blitheness,” Doug Wallen writes for Mess and Noise. “The Sparrow’s opener and lead single ‘Travelling Shoes’ is the perfect example: a dire need to escape ‘a town of perfect isolation’, dressed up in a string quartet and other blissful trappings. It’s a bitter pill submerged in its own hum-ability.” Currently Auckland based, Milne expects to relocate to New York later this year.


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Wellington-Made Jemaine Clement Comedy Explained

Wellington-Made Jemaine Clement Comedy Explained

New Zealand-born comedian Jemaine Clement breaks down Wellington Paranormal for Vanity Fair and gives the Americans a crash course in New Zealand humo(u)r. The series will also introduce American audiences to the Māori…