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Lawrence Arabia’s Breezy Absolute Truth

Lawrence Arabia’s Breezy Absolute Truth

Included in a roundup of the best Australian LPs that might have passed you by in the past months, (the Guardian includes a caveat) is Christchurch-born Lawrence Arabia’s latest, Absolute Truth. “The lyrics of musician

The Phoenix Foundation Give up Their Dreams

The Phoenix Foundation Give up Their Dreams

The sixth studio album by New Zealand band The Phoenix Foundation has been released and the Guardian offers up readers a track-by-track guide to the record provided by the band. “If the name [of the…

Lawrence Arabia: The Beautiful Young Crew

Lawrence Arabia: The Beautiful Young Crew

Lawrence Arabia: Apple Pie Bed

Lawrence Arabia: Apple Pie Bed

Listen to a piece of classic New Zealand pop performed by Lawrence Arabia. Apple Pie Bed was co-written by Lawrence Arabia and The Phoenix Foundation’s Luke Buda and was…

Real Presence in NY

Real Presence in NY

“ is one of the sharpest writers and arrangers in his field, and while the music is airy by design – because that’s what indie-pop is – Milne’s arrangements have…

Ten Bands You Should Know

Ten Bands You Should Know

“If your knowledge of New Zealand’s music scene doesn’t extend beyond Flying Nun Records and Flight of the Conchords, then rejoice — there’s a shitload of excellent local music just waiting to be discovered,”…

Blissfully Witty Trappings

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…

Hottest tickets play NY

Hottest tickets play NY

New Zealand artists Ruby Frost, winner of 42 Below’s 42Unheard competition, Zowie, Street Chant, Kids Of 88, Electric Wire Hustle and Lawrence Arabia performed at the CMJ Music Marathon festival in New York City…

Second wave cohesion

Second wave cohesion

Crowded House performed with Lawrence Arabia July 13 at Montreal’s Metropolis as part of the band’s North American tour promoting Intriguer, the second album of the “second wave”. Frontman Neil Finn says the band’s…

Taite for Milne

Taite for Milne

Lawrence Arabia has been crowned the first winner of New Zealand’s equivalent to the annual UK Mercury Prize, the Taite Music Prize. UK-based Lawrence Arabia ó whose real name is James Milne picked up…

Texan challenges

Texan challenges

James Milne, who goes by the performance name of Lawrence Arabia, is one of a number of New Zealand acts playing at the SXSW in Texas this month. He talks to the Austinist about…

Likened to Lennon

Likened to Lennon

Christchurch singer-songwriter James Milne, or as he is otherwise known, Lawrence Arabia, “can sound uncannily like John Lennon” writes Times Online reviewer Mark Edwards. “Exactly why Milne chose his pseudonym isn’t clear; this isn’t…