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Lawrence Arabia
Chant Darling

Lawrence Arabia - Chant Darling

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.


  1. Look Like A Fool
  2. The Undesirables
  3. Apple Pie Bed
  4. Auckland CBD
  5. The Beautiful Young Crew
  6. Eye A
  7. The Crew of the Commodore
  8. Fine Old Friends
  9. I've Smoked Too Much
  10. Dream Teacher

Upcoming Tour Dates

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