L.A.B announce new album

Friday 26 January 2024

L.A.B return with their new album, L.A.B VI, the latest addition to their expanding catalogue. After recording and releasing their first five albums in a five-year span, L.A.B VI arrives after an almost two-year long period of writing, recording, tweaking and finessing what is their strongest album to date.

Along with today's album announcement comes the release of new tune, 'Ocean Demon'. Listen HERE.

Recorded with frequent collaborator Lee Prebble at Wellington's Surgery Studios, the album has been recorded amongst a heavy touring schedule which has seen the band perform sold-out shows across New Zealand, Australia, the United States, UK and Europe over the past two years. In between tours, the band would set up camp at Surgery Studios, writing and recording all day and night during their stays.

Whittled down from nearly 30 total tracks, the 11 songs featured on L.A.B VI are a welcome addition to an already beloved catalogue. Incorporating all aspects of the bands unique sound, the album combines reggae/roots and soul with funk and elements of rock. Featuring the singles 'Take It Away', 'Casanova', 'Oh No (Pt. 2)'  and the newly-released ‘Ocean Demon’, the album shows off all the different sides of the L.A.B sound.

The album release comes before a series of special festival performances at Electric Avenue in Christchurch, Homegrown in Wellington and a return to the iconic Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia. They will also return to Hawaii for two special shows alongside acclaimed reggae/pop act Iration, before a run of shows in the United States including a return to California Roots Festival.

Listen to 'Ocean DemonHERE
Pre-order / pre-save the album HERE


L.A.B - L.A.B VI

01 Give Me That Feeling
02 Casanova
03 Ocean Demon
04 Oh No (Pt. 2)
05 Follow
06 Crazy Dream
07 Mr Rave Rider
08 Signs
09 I Believe (ft. Aja)
10 Take It Away
11 Trying To Catch Me


Upcoming Live Shows:
Feb 24 - Electric Avenue Festival, Christchurch, NZ
March 2 - Co-Headline Show w/ Iration, Waikiki Shell, Hawaii USA
March 3 - Co-Headline Show w/ Iration, Maui Arts Centre, Hawaii USA
March 16 - Homegrown Festival, Wellington, NZ
March 29 - Byron Bay Blues Festival, Byron Bay, Australia
April 27 - HoloHolo Music Festival, Las Vegas USA
May 25 - CaliRoots Festival, Monterey USA
May-Jun USA Headline Tour *to be announced*