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Lawrence Arabia - Absolute Truth Tour

Lawrence Arabia is set to take fourth album Absolute Truth on tour around New Zealand following its release in July. Performing at an array of charming venues around the country, be among the first to see Lawrence Arabia deliver his latest and greatest cluster of pop gems with the magic only he can muster. See below for full dates.

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Lawrence Arabia ~ Absolute Truth Album Release Tour

Wednesday 13 July ~ Oamaru ~ Grainstore Gallery
Thursday 14 July ~ Queenstown ~ Sherwood
Friday 15 July ~ Dunedin ~ Maori Hill Coronation Hall
Saturday 16 July ~ Christchurch ~ Blue Smoke
Friday 22 ~ July Napier ~ Cabana
Saturday 23 July ~ Wellington ~ San Fran
Friday 29 July ~ Auckland ~ Crystal Palace

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Today, Lawrence Arabia releases the video for ‘A Lake’. Entirely made by Milne and his partner Anns Taylor. Filmed out at Riverhead (the “much loved forest of trail runners and magic mushroom hunters”), the video follows Milne through his morning preparations (coffee, baked beans, a shave) before heading to the woods for a spooky group session of ritual magic. Like the song itself, the video seeks to look beneath the surface of the everyday. “I think the more regular a person's veneer, the deeper and more lurid their perversions”, explains Milne. “I'm quite drawn to the idea of Freemasonry and how the most seemingly upstanding, so-called pillars of the community types are engaging in all kinds of esoteric traditions behind closed doors. And I suppose I enjoy the additional incongruity between that and the self-effacing informality of New Zealanders on the whole.” The video’s exclusive, secluded vibe echoes the similarly reclusive, night-owl process of making the album, which was tracked entirely during dark hours at plastic moulding factory Gyro Plastics in the Hutt Valley. Mike Fabulous (Lord Echo, Fabulous/Arabia) co-produced the whole affair. “The street we recorded on is all heavy industry pretty much”, says Milne. “We weren't really allowed to make noise during work hours, so we'd work from mid afternoon till the early morning, while the suburb was totally deserted.”

Along with ‘A Lake’ comes the news that Lawrence Arabia is set to take Absolute Truth on tour around New Zealand following its release in July. Performing at an array of charming venues around the country, be among the first to see Lawrence Arabia deliver his latest and greatest cluster of pop gems with the magic only he can muster. See below for full dates.

Lawrence Arabia ~ Absolute Truth
Album Release Tour

Wednesday 13 July ~ Oamaru ~ Grainstore Gallery
Thursday 14 July ~ Queenstown ~ Sherwood
Friday 15 July ~ Dunedin ~ Maori Hill Coronation Hall
Saturday 16 July ~ Christchurch ~ Blue Smoke
Friday 22 ~ July Napier ~ Cabana
Saturday 23 July ~ Wellington ~ San Fran
Friday 29 July ~ Auckland ~ Crystal Palace