Lawrence Arabia Profile

aka James Milne, The Reduction Agents
Gareth Shute
23 Jun 2014

Lawrence Arabia’s 1960s influenced indie pop has gained him a devoted audience at home, where he’s won a string of local plaudits, among them a Silver Scroll, the Taite Award, and being named Best Male Solo Artist at the 2013 NZ Music Awards.

Behind the name is James Milne, who also led The Reduction Agents before setting off on his own and spending years in London trying to break into the UK scene. He self-released his first album before signing to respected London indie label, Bella Union, which led to some great reviews and a number of high profile shows. Milne eventually returned to New Zealand to raise a family, but continues to release songs and tour regularly. 

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James Milne
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The Reduction Agents at Eden's Bar, Auckland, 2004
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Lawrence Arabia December 2009 New Zealand tour
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Lawrence Arabia - Travelling Shoes
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Lawrence Arabia at Camp A Low Hum, 2011
Photo credit: Photo by Gareth Shute
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Lawrence Arabia in London, 2008
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Lawrence Arabia - Auckland CBD Part Two
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Lawrence Arabia, 2013
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Lawrence Arabia - The Beautiful Young Crew
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Lawrence Arabia and the Erotic Threads - Apple Pie Bed (backstage Newcastle, 2007)
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Lawrence Arabia - The 03
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Tom Watson, Alex Freer (on drums), James Milne, Hayden Eastmond-Mein, 2014
Photo credit: Photo by Gareth Shute
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Wellington, 2013
Photo credit: Design by Anns Taylor
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Lawrence Arabia - Auckland CBD Part II (acoustic @ GiTC.TV)
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Lawrence Arabia - The Sparrow: Part One - Writing
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Lawrence Arabia in Wellington, February 2008
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2006 Reduction Agents and Lawrence Arabia joint album launch at Auckland's Schooner Tavern
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The 2013 Lawrence Arabia New Zealand tour
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The Reduction Agents with Chris Knox, Forde's Irish Bar, Anzac Ave, Auckland 2005
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Liam Finn, James Milne, Andrew Keoghan, Elroy Finn, 2012
Photo credit: Photo by Anna Taylor
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Lawrence Arabia in London, 2008: Eddie Castelow, James Milne, Matt Eccles, and Martin Keane
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The Reduction Agents - The Pool
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The Wall Of Shit Studio in Liam Finn's apartment, Shoreditch, London
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Lawrence Arabia - The Bisexual (acoustic @ GiTC.TV)
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Lawrence Arabia - The Listening Times (Live at WFUV)
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2013 solo tour
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Lawrence Arabia - Apple Pie Bed
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Lawrence Arabia, 2013
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Photo credit: Photo by Amelia Handscombe
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The Reduction Agents
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James Milne as Lawrence Arabia with The Reduction Agents
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Lawrence Arabia - Talk About The Good Times
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James Milne at Liam Finn's place, Shoreditch, London
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Lawrence Arabia at Camp A Low Hum, 2011
Photo credit: Photo by Gareth Shute
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Lawrence Arabia - The Listening Times
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Lawrence Arabia playing his albums in full, May 2014
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Lawrence Arabia - Apple Pie Bed (live at Page Blackie Gallery, May 2009)
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Mistletone Records


Bella Union


Honorary Bedouin

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