Ah, Lawrence Arabia (aka James Milne) photographed beautifully at Piha by Florence Noble. We hope he turns up on the red carpet this Thursday at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards
looking equally ethereal. Lawrence Arabia’s album The Sparrow
has garnered him nominations for best male solo artist (
alongside Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Willy Moon) and best alternative album
, again up against Unknown Mortal Orchestra as well as much lauded The Phoenix Foundation.
“The Sparrow a record exploring ageing and decay that draws the listener in with a broad sonic palette a step beyond the traditional pop arrangements of his last album
Chant Darling. “There are a couple of songs that are very six-in-the-morning regret kind of songs,” says James Milne.'” – Steve Newall, from Metro July 2012.