Songwriter Lawrence Arabia, AKA James Milne, is releasing a series of singles this year for his "Singles Club". He chats to Jesse Mulligan and plays us a couple of tracks.
Lawrence Arabia's website describes his music as "channelling the pop sensibilities of The Kinks’ Ray Davies, and combining them with classic West Coast sunshine pop, together with something altogether more offbeat".
His album Absolute Truth won Best Alternative Album at the 2016 NZ Music Awards, in 2013 he won Best Male Solo Artist after releasing The Sparrow, and in 2009 he won the coveted APRA SIlver Scroll for the song 'Apple Pie Bed', which he wrote alngside The Phoenix Foundation's Luke Buda.
The songwriter and musician from Christchurch has released singles throughout the year, part of what he calls his "Singles Club", with help from a Kickstarter campaign.
He dropped in to play a couple of numbers and have a chat to Jesse Mulligan.