Lawrence Arabia - The Sparrow
|When:||20 July 2012 |
|Venue:||Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Central Auckland|
|Phone:|| 0800 289 842|
Under The Radar and 95bFM in association with STAMP at THE EDGE present Lawrence Arabia: The Sparrow
The Sparrow is Lawrence Arabia's third solo album, the evocative follow up to the Taite Music Prize/Silver Scroll winning Chant Darling. Venturing away from the harmony-laden, classic pop production of Chant Darling, The Sparrow is a more measured and minimalist work, drawing particularly on the influence of the symphonic late-sixties work of Scott Walker and Serge Gainsbourg.
The material for the album was accumulated throughout a 2010 tour. Images like the "crude moustache, exposed brains" seen on a poster of Zac Efron in the New York subway, the jaded conversation with a Tom Tom on a rainy British motorway and "the last breaths" of a London house party that dragged on a little too long were all collected – just waiting for songs to attach themselves to.
These diary entries (and more) act as muse for Lawrence Arabia’s enigmatic third album. Playing live in one of the country's finest halls, the celebration of pop-noir will be accompanied by strings and horns.
$35 (booking fees apply)