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L​.​A​.​B.

by L.A.B.

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scruff77 We fell in love hearing you guys live. Thanks for making the music that is the story of us, you'll be the music of our wedding because you represent our total happiness. We've been to every live gig where we can and will always support your amazing talent. TY for this epic album. Arohanui, Amanda and Tim x Favorite track: Controller.
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UPR15NKTWN Damn this album speaks volume, from the get go. not one week since yous released it i aint jammed it. Favorite track: Ain't No Use.
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uskiwi Because I love L.A.B.'s music - I had this album but I gave it to someone else cos I thought they'd love it just like I do. Favorite track: Ain't No Use.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    All 12 tracks from L.A.B.'s debut album, featuring the beautiful artwork by Natalie Mentor

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    180 gram double vinyl repress of L.A.B's debut album, pressed in Aotearoa.

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1.
She's Gone 07:21
2.
Starry Eyes 04:18
3.
Jimmy Boy 06:15
4.
Umulash 04:28
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The Watchman 05:11
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Oh-No 05:31
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Controller 04:35
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Ain't No Use 04:40
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Sweet Water 08:15
11.
Oldman 06:43
12.
Lonely Man 03:53

about

L.A.B. - 12 songs which have been tested, honed and perfected live over the past three years. The musical talent and experience of all four members is undeniable, with each bringing their eclectic styles to the table. The result is an eclectic mix of reggae, electronic, blues, funk, and reggae, even heading into country at points.

L.A.B. opens with ‘She’s Gone’, a seven-minute juggernaut, which starts as a Dire Straits-inspired guitar epic, before switching effortlessly to a blend of reggae/funk, punctuated by Shadbolt’s soaring guitar. ‘Starry Eyes’ and ‘Jimmy Boy’ are two festival-ready monsters, while ‘Umulash’ is not just a word without a dictionary definition, but is an earworm that sticks with the listener with its refrain of “Umulash – I wanna get cash”.

Across all 12 tracks, L.A.B. shows an act with a strong sense of their own voice and sound, and all its different aspects. ‘The Watchman’ and ‘Oh-No’ both are reggae-funk tunes driven by Adams-Tamatea’s bass, while ‘Controller’ and ‘Love Will Save Me’ are ballads driven by Stu Kora’s synth sounds. ‘Sweet Water’ further shows the Pink Floyd influence with its epic reimagining of earlier track ‘Starry Eyes’, and ‘Oldman’ even features slide guitar from the Kora brother’s father.

Over one hour long, L.A.B. is an album which wears its influences unapologetically on its sleeves, and has created an eclectic sound. It is an album which showcases four incredibly talented and experienced musicians combining in a unique way, taking all the elements of their separate musical lives, throwing them into a blender, and resulting in a listen which is unlike anything that has come before.

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released November 24, 2017

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