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 06L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain Lawrence Arabia with Scott Mannion and The Missing Leech at Espai Zowie
Jun 07Valencia, Spain Lawrence Arabia with Scott Mannion at Centro Excursionista
Jun 08Madrid, Spain Fernando Alfaro and Lawrence Arabia at El Sol
Jun 09Zaragoza, Spain Lawrence Arabia at Las Armas
Jun 10Bilbao, Spain Lawrence Arabia at Muelle Bar
Jun 15Rouen, France Lawrence Arabia at Le 3 Pièces
Jun 16Brussels, Belgium Lawrence Arabia at Labokube
Jun 17Paris, France angel fall and Lawrence Arabia at Supersonic
Jun 18Liège, Belgium Lawrence Arabia at KulturA.
Jun 19London, UK Lawrence Arabia at The Lexington