Lawrence Arabia, the savant-like songwriting alter ego of New Zealander James Milne, is a former member of The Brunettes, The Ruby Suns, and one time touring member of Okkervil River. Chant Darling, his full length Bella Union debut, melds irreverent lyrics with West Coast melodies and lush harmonies, playing like a modern take on the work of classic popsmiths like Jonathan Richman, John Lennon and Brian Wilson.
Hewn in large part from James' gradual relocation to London and recorded over 18 months in a studio in Stockholm, three flats in London, a garden shed in Port Chalmers, a car club in Wellington and a studio in Auckland, Chant Darling signals the emergence of a weighty new voice straight from the new pop frontier of the southern hemisphere.
- Look Like A Fool
- The Undesirables
- Apple Pie Bed
- Auckland CBD
- The Beautiful Young Crew
- Eye A
- The Crew of the Commodore
- Fine Old Friends
- I've Smoked Too Much
- Dream Teacher
Jun 16Brussels, Belgium Lawrence Arabia at Labokube
Jun 17Paris, France angel fall, Lawrence Arabia, and Fernand at Supersonic
Jun 18Liège, Belgium Lawrence Arabia at KulturA.
Jun 19London, UK Lawrence Arabia with Andrew Fox at The Lexington
Jun 20Glasgow, UK Lawrence Arabia with Conor Heafey at The Hug and Pint
Jun 21Manchester, UK Lawrence Arabia with Blimp Rock and Seatbelts at The Castle, Manchester
Jun 22Bristol, UK Lawrence Arabia and Elf Power at The Lanes
Jun 25Barcelona, Spain Lawrence Arabia at VOL