L.A.B releases two live tracks recorded at Massey Studios

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Well-known New Zealand band L.A.B have just released two live tracks that they recorded at Massey Studios on the Pukeahu campus in Wellington.

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Popular New Zealand band L.A.B.

Last updated: Thursday 30 June 2022

The live renditions of Proud Man and Mr Reggae, taken from their album L.A.B V, mark the band’s first official release of live tracks. The two songs were filmed and recorded live at Massey Studios, Toi Rauwhārangi, College of Creative Arts (CoCA).

The band initially recorded the live versions for release on social media, but were so happy with the sound and performance from their time at Massey that they decided to release the audio worldwide on all streaming platforms.

International student Jonas Persson and fellow student Nicole Hardie from the Bachelor of Commercial Music Technology programme were assistant engineers on the day. Massey staff member Mike Gibson from the School of Music and Creative Media Production Te Rewa o Puanga was sound engineer.

Nicole says the band were a pleasure to have at Massey and the crew had a lot of fun working on the project.

“They create such a great buzz in the studio, and are all ridiculously talented musicians. I feel so lucky to be part of these projects through Massey. There’s always plenty of new people to meet in this creative field and it’s a real privilege to work with such genuine and humble musicians like L.A.B and other great bands in Aotearoa.”

School of Music and Creative Media Production project manager James Coyle says it’s a great credit for two Massey students to have behind them.

"It’s wonderful to have a professional recording studio on site at CoCA in Wellington. Not only is it a fantastic contribution to the Aotearoa music scene, but it provides opportunities for our Bachelor of Commercial Music and Bachelor of Creative Media Production students to work side-by-side with professionals on high quality productions."

Check out the tracks here: https://labmusic.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-massey-studios

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