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New library ‘Wellington’ music releases on CD: Labcoats – O Potassium!

Every month, Wellington City Libraries acquires new CD’s for its large, broad, eclectic collection, and Wellington music is no exception. We regularly inspect local music websites, trawl music vendors latest releases and check out independent labels like Flying Nun, Arch Hill, Rattle and Lil’ Chief for the latest in Wellington and New Zealand music. So, with this influx of mint music in mind, every two months we’ll provide the latest titles and artists added to our Wellington music collection…

Cover imageO potassium!
Wellington musical collective comprising of David Donaldson (Thrashing Marlin, Plan 9), stephen roche (Thrashing Marlin, Plan 9), David Long (ex-The Muttonbirds), Riki Gooch (aka Eru Dangerspiel, ex-Trinityroots), Anthony Donaldson (Village of Idiots), and Toby Laing (Fat Freddy’s Drop, ex-Black Seeds, Dub Connection) return to the playful sonic experimental sound world that exemplified the Labcoat’s 2004 release Acid and Alkaline. More experimental/avant-garde Jazz that merge into an eerie soundscape that at times seems like a lost David Lynch soundtrack… Simon Sweetman voted the Labcoats first album as one of the best ever NZ albums he had reviewed on his blog & Graham Reid at Elsewhere takes a more in depth look at the album here that’s well worth checking out.

You can buy a copy of the new album from Rough Peel.

Dugout from ‘Acid and Alkaline’

Ed Zuccollo, Jian Liu and The Labcoats performing a tribute to Douglas Lilburn – Silver Scroll’s 2014


Sam Scott checked in with the Labcoats about their new album for an RNZ profile. Have a listen here:

Cover courtesy of Rough Peel.
Photo courtesy of Sam Scott. Audio used with permission of RNZ.

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