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L.A.B Announce New Album, Share New Single ‘Ocean Demon’

No prizes for guessing the album title



L.A.B have announced a new album (no prizes for guessing the title).

Continuing their album naming tradition, L.A.B VI will arrive this February, three years after the band’s previous album, L.A.B V, topped the New Zealand Albums Chart.

After recording and releasing their first five albums in a tight five-year span, L.A.B took their time with their new album, writing and recording L.A.B VI for almost two years.

They recorded the album with longtime collaborator Lee Prebble at Wellington’s Surgery Studios, during a busy period of touring across the US, UK, Europe, Australia, and their home country. In between these tours, the band would set up camp at Surgery Studios, writing and recording all day and night at the studios.

L.A.B VI features “Take It Away”, “Casanova”, “Oh No (Pt. 2)”, the Aja-featuring “I Believe”, and new single “Ocean Demon”, which you can listen to below.

To celebrate their new album, the Rolling Stone Aotearoa Awards winners will hit the road for a series of festival appearances at Electric Avenue, Christchurch, Homegrown in Wellington, Bluesfest 2024 in Byron Bay, and Cali Roots Festival and Holo Holo Music Festival in the US. At the beginning of March, they’ll also travel to Hawaii for two special shows alongside reggae-pop group Iration (see full dates below).

L.A.B’s “Ocean Demon” is out now. L.A.B VI is out February 23rd (pre-save/pre-order here). 

L.A.B – L.A.B VI Tracklist

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”

L.A.B 2024 Shows

February 24th
Electric Avenue, Christchurch, NZ

March 2nd (With Iration)
Waikiki Shell, Hawaii, US

March 3rd (With Iration)
Maui Arts Centre, Hawaii, US

March 16th
Homegrown Festival, Wellington, NZ

March 29th
Bluesfest 2024, Byron Bay, AU

April 27th
Holo Holo Music Festival, Las Vegas, US

May 25th
Cali Roots Festival, Monterey, US