PNAU’s Nick Littlemore & Peter Mayes launch Lab78 records
Lab78 is the name of new Australian music label with Nick Littlemore and Peter Hayes at its helm.
Together, the duo have been writing and performing music for 20 years, as Empire Of The Sun and Teenager, and have worked with names including Elton John, Robbie Williams, Ellie Goulding and Groove Armada.
“The reason we started Lab78 was because we were meeting these very special people, these beings,” said Littlemore.
“Peter and I wanted to bring them into our fold so we may make the records that we felt not only did the artist desire or deserve, but the world deserved, and use our expertise, with the help of these wonderful artists like Alister Wright, like Ivy who you are yet to meet, and bring them out to the world.”
“Setting up this label with Nick and Peter has really been awe-inspiring,” said etcetc general manager Aden Mullens.
“Nick and Peter are hyper-creative individuals with a masterful vision for authenticity and substance. We’re really excited about the projects to come on Lab78 and supporting them in their vision across a broad cross-section of career artists.”
Lab78’s first release will be from a new project by Littlemore and Cloud Control’s Alister Wright. They’re releasing a single called ‘Catch Your Breath’, and have named their new project Vlossum.
The trio wrote have been writing and recording music together for some time, and the name for Vlossom came when Wright had a vision of laughing flowers.
“We both connect on a naïve, child-like urge to play and have make-believe come real,” Littlemore said. “Alister is a pretty open-minded guy, like me, and thus we’ve both explored some pretty interesting headspaces.
“Often times he’ll sing something that just once, but I can see a sea of people in a festival echoing back. Those kind of moments, they demand repetition. Everyone feels the undeniable, where we all feel the love of another, that kinship.
“Each listen deepens the experience. He sung a world into existence and now it’s time for me to chart it, like a cartographer.”
Vlossom’s debut single ‘Catch Your Breath’ will be released Friday, November 15.
“The word ‘Vlossom’ felt emblematic of the emotion that we wanted to channel, and it also went along with the idea of this project being a way to bring something back from another world and give it a home in this one,” said Wright.