In 2006, Milne released a record called "The Dance Reduction Agents" with the band and also a self-titled solo album. Both records were critically acclaimed in New Zealand but failed to make much of a splash outside of his home country. Milne decided to move to the UK, setting up shop in East London, in Shoreditch where he began writing his second album. During this time, he toured with Okkervil River and Feist to pay the rent, playing bass. The second album, Chant Darling, was recorded in Sweden and London and released in early 2010.
It had strong reviews in the Guardian and the BBC and the single "Apple Pie Bed" won an award in his native New Zealand. In July 2012, he released The Sparrow on the Bella Union label. The album is nine quirky indie pop songs that received good reviews in NME and Drowned in Sound. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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