RELEASED DATE NZ FEBRUARY 2019
Just over 12 months since the release of their self-titled debut album, L.A.B – the power house group from the legendary Kora brothers Brad and Stu plus the extraordinary talent of Joel Shadbolt on lead guitar and vocals and Ara Adams-Tamatea from the mighty Katchafire on bass – return with their second album – the next chapter in the L.A.B story.
The L.A.B musical blend is captivating and invigorating – trademark Kora grooves blending seamlessly with Joel Shadbolt’s blues roots and Ara Adams-Tamatea’s dub reggae experience to create their own sound entirely. The pedigree and musicianship of L.A.B is undeniable.
II features 12 genre bending tracks which brilliantly showcase the multiple sides to the L.A.B sound – a unique blend of electronic funk and soulful rock, punctuated by exceptional melodies that stick with the listener for days. An album readymade for summer listening.
L.A.B has spent 54 weeks in the Top 20 New Zealand Albums Chart.
II was produced by Lee Prebble (Fly My Pretties, The Phoenix Foundation) at The Surgery.
For fans of Kora! Kora! Kora!, Katchafire.
LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa – LPV087
2 × Vinyl, LP,
Reggae, Funk / Soul
02 FASHION DREAD
03 I DON’T WANNA KNOW
04 SEE THE LIGHT
05 HANDS UP
06 LOVE AFFAIR
07 FREE FALL IN A DREAM
09 MIDNIGHT SUMMER
10 BABY WILL YOU LET ME
11 INNOCENCE AND LOVE
12 BLESS ME BROTHER