James Milne (Lawrence Arabia) and Sam Scott (The Phoenix Foundation) have a history that dates back to the carefree days of their twenties. Enamored by one another’s art and bands, a long and fruitful friendship followed.
They catch up in James’ lounge for a cuppa to talk about Dad-musician life; the good ol’ days of herbal highs; and whether any of the New Zealand music community would avoid death if they were forced to play Survivor.
- Lawrence Arabia performs The Phoenix Foundation’s single 'Let Me Die A Woman' from their debut album Horse Power
- The Phoenix Foundation performs Lawrence Arabia’s 'Bicycle Riding' from the 2012 album The Sparrow
Lawrence Arabia is on tour throughout Aotearoa in 2022 performing his album Chant Darling in full.
Directors: Reuben Bonner, Ezra Simons
Series Producer: Reuben Bonner
Producer: Maddie Walker
Director of Photography: Tim Flower, Matt Henley
Editor: Josh Yong
Camera Operator: Daryl Wong, Andreas Mahn
Sound Recordists: Micah Livesay, Mike Gibson
Colourist/Graphics: The Post Office | Steve Gulik
Sound Mix: Native Audio | Jordan Smith
Made with the support of NZ On Air
With very special thanks to Auckland Museum and Massey University