Lawrence Arabia

Having been a part of several popular bands while living in his home country of New Zealand, James Milne has years of experience when it comes to music-making and performance. Lawrence Arabia, Milne’s solo project, was born in 2006 and has been well received since, winning a 2009 APRA Silver Scroll Award — New Zealand’s most prestigious songwriting award. The Sparrow, mainly inspired and written throughout 2010, was released this past July. While on tour, featuring stops in North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, Lawrence Arabia stopped into our studio to share a bit about his new album.

Featured song: “The 03”

Lawrence Arabia’s third album, The Sparrow, is now available from Bella Union.

Complete radio broadcast and playlist:

Official website:
Twitter: @lawrencearabia

Upcoming tour dates:
8/31 @ End of the Road Festival, North Dorset District, UK
9/03 @ Cafe Video, Ghent
9/05 @ Le Divan Du Monde, Paris
9/07 @ Paradiso, Amsterdam
9/09 @ Studio 672, Cologne
9/10 @ Roter Salon, Berlin
9/12 @ Lexington, London
9/13 @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
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