I immensely enjoy seeing Being. perform. Jasmine has a knack for writing such happy songs contrasted with sad emotions. Hearing her speak her poetry mid-set always gets me and often brings out a tear in me (But don't tell anyone cos I'm a stone cold bitch remember)
I've never seen Lawrence Arabia live and I've been told there is always a surprise when it comes to his performances. Sure enough, there was. At the start of the show, the instruments were covered with sheets and lit from underneath, creating a lightbox (sorry photography term) like effect. I tried to capture as best as I could.
The show could not have been held at a better venue. The Hollywood Cinema has such a great vibe about it and was perfect for Lawrence Arabia's indie synth-ambient sound.
His daring twelve-month long project, "Lawrence Arabia's Singles Club." included collaborations with Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins), Heather Mansfield (Brunettes), Ryan McPhun (The Ruby Suns) and Liam Finn. Also featured was legendary Beach Boys collaborator Van Dyke Parks.
From the start of Feb 2018 Lawrence Arabia aka James Milne has released a song every month for 12 months till the album was complete. He is now is touring with his six-piece band around New Zealand.