Lawrence Arabia stars in Trash Recital — new episode out today

Lawrence Arabia stars in Trash Recital — new episode out today

We're thrilled to share the second episode of UTR presents Trash Recital Season 2 — starring Lawrence Arabia, produced by Sports Team and made with support from NZ On Air! 

Watch Lawrence Arabia perform 'The Beautiful Young Crew' | Trash Recital Season 2 Episode 2 HERE:

For each episode of Trash Recital we've invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their signature songs, re-created using everyday items selected from Sports Team's stockpile of recycled junk. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

Our new episode stars Silver Scroll winner Lawrence Arabia aka James Milne, reinventing 'The Beautiful Young Crew' from his recently reissued classic 2010 album Chant Darling. Half of the Chabs & Milky audio-visual dynamic duo and one third of new motorik super-trio Half Hexagon, with Yolanda Fagan (Na Noise) and Julien Dyne, Milne spoke candidly with Sports Team about the tune’s origins and his own songwriting journey, whilst creating musical gold using objects from our famous wall of garbage. 

DOP: Callum Devlin

Editor: Callum Devlin

Title Animator: Annabel Kean

Sound Engineer: Shannon Fowler

Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh

Assistant Camera: Tash van Schaardenburg

Theme Tune: Callum Devlin

Project Manager: Annabel Kean

Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby

Special thanks to Bob Frisbee and Tim Batt

Made with support from NZ On Air