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Lawrence Arabia Shares 'Singles Club' Album + 'Everything's Minimal' Video

Lawrence Arabia Shares 'Singles Club' Album + 'Everything's Minimal' Video

Friday 29th March, 2019 9:29AM

Auckland tunesmith Lawrence Arabia aka James Milne has at last unveiled his long-awaited Singles Club album, the culmination of an ambitious year-long project where the award-winning artist released a standalone single every month over the period of one year. While you may already know such radio faves from the record as 'Everybody Wants Something', 'Cecily' and 'A Little Hate', you better prepare yourself to be even more familiar with the artist's work as he's revealed an intimate NSFW video for his catchy collaboration with Tiny Ruins’ Hollie Fullbrook 'Everything's Minimal'. Directed by Loren Taylor, the new clip pulls back the curtain on the daily sex lives and secretions of the stylish and affluent, contrasting crisp interior design with unglamorous humping and messy bathroom activities.

Lawrence Arabia is gearing up for an extensive tour of Aotearoa with his six piece band featuring Heather Mansfield (The Brunettes), Claire Cowan (Blackbird Ensemble), Anita Clark (aka Motte, who is also playing support on all dates), Tom Watson, Alistair Deverick and Hayden Eastmond-Mein, kicking of this coming Thursday at Christchurch's Blue Smoke. Check out the tour dates here, watch the clip for 'Everything's Minimal', and read Lawrence Arabia and director Loren Taylor's commentary on their video below...

Lawrence Arabia's Singles Club Album Release Tour
w/ support from Motte on all dates

Wednesday 3rd April - Blue Smoke, Christchurch 
Thursday 4th April - Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru
Friday 5th April - The Captain Cook, Dunedin
Saturday 6th April - Sherwood, Queenstown
Thursday 11th April - The Cabana, Napier
Friday 12th April - San Fran, Wellington
Saturday 13th April - St. Peter's Hall, Paekakariki
Friday 26th April - Hollywood Theatre, Auckland w/ BEING.
Saturday 27th April - Hollywood Theatre, Auckland w/ Hans Pucket

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Lawrence Arabia: I suppose this song was a bitter shot across the bows of the kinds of people who represent their lives on social media as being all happy afternoons doing crafts with their children on Danish mid-century furniture. Behind closed doors, they’re probably swearing at the little shits while mopping up puddles of urine.

Loren Taylor: The lyrics spoke to me about the inherent hypocrisy of affluence - beautiful, harmonious, immaculate, hygienic living spaces where all our shit is made invisible to us. So I wanted to make something that showed what a filthy species we can be (the rhythm of the song lent itself to comedy humping). The dump was a revelation. I wish every person could stand on those mountains of our stinking rubbish and contemplate their consumption choices. And there, where you'd least expect it - the utter breathtaking beauty of a murmuration of gulls and pigeons.

Lawrence Arabia: When I received Loren’s treatment, apart from laughing a lot, I had this thrill that we were doing something a bit subversive and naughty. Seeing it now, I’m delighted that it’s been able to extrapolate on the theme of the song and add some pretty vivid and disgusting, yet beautiful, images to people’s experience of the music.

Lawrence Arabia's 'Single's Club' is out now on CD and LP via Honorary Bedouin Records / Rhythmethod.


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Lawrence Arabia
Thu 4th Apr
Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru
Lawrence Arabia
Fri 5th Apr
Dive, Dunedin
Lawrence Arabia
Sat 6th Apr
Sherwood, Queenstown
Lawrence Arabia
Thu 11th Apr
The Cabana, Napier
Lawrence Arabia
Fri 12th Apr
San Fran, Wellington
Lawrence Arabia
Sat 13th Apr
St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki
Lawrence Arabia - Cancelled
Fri 26th Apr
Hollywood Cinema, Auckland
Lawrence Arabia
Sat 27th Apr
Hollywood Cinema, Auckland