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LAWRENCE ARABIA (NZ) ALBUM LAUNCH WITH HIDEOUS TOWNS & MOUTH TOOTH

Tickets: $10+bf / $15 on the door. Doors 8pm

One of New Zealand's finest songwriters Lawrence Arabia releases his fourth album 'Absolute Truth' on July 8 through Flying Nun Records. Lost And Lonesome is excited to present this special one-off Australian show at Melbourne's Gasometer Hotel with special guests Hideous Towns and Mouth Tooth.

Born in the “Garden City” of Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1981 (the year the Springbok tour divided the country, and that The Clean debuted with the single Tally Ho!), a youthful James Milne served an illustrious indie-rock apprenticeship touring the US as bassist for Auckland-based pop group The Brunettes, and as drummer for Ryan McPhun’s Ruby Suns.

And then, as Reginald Dwight made way for the musical entity that was Elton John, and David Jones blossomed into David Bowie, so plain old James Milne ceded to the Übermensch that has become one of New Zealand’s finest contemporary songwriters and performers – the celebrated singer of songs that is Lawrence Arabia.