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Kid Lab Rat unveils his genre-bending debut album Out Of The Laboratory

Kid Lab Rat is making music in a league of his own right now. With a string of EPs and albums under his belt, the Melbourne-based artist has spent the past number of years crafting a sound that’s not quite like anything else currently making the rounds.

Now, with the release of his debut full-length album Out Of The Laboratory, he continues to build himself as one of Aussie hip-hop’s most unique and exciting emerging acts. If you’re not already across this name, it’s definitely time you changed that.

On his debut full-length album Out Of The Laboratory, Melbourne artist Kid Lab Rat delivers a slice of music unlike anything else.

Throughout the new album, Kid Lab Rat weaves together elements of hip-hop, grunge, punk, metal, and electronica to deliver something entirely his own. With dark, sprawling production and emotive vocal hooks, Out Of The Laboratory is oozing with gloomy sonic brilliance.

Across its 46-minute run-time, the new album pulls in myriad sonic directions—it never sits in one place for too long. Album opener Cactus is driven by raw, stripped-back instrumentation, before transitioning into epic electronic beats. 3am is endlessly bleak, leaving you feeling with no sense of space or time. Demons is one of the album’s heavier tracks, showcasing Kid Lab Rat’s incredible versatility.

By the time the album’s closing track No Longer fades out of existence, you’ll have been roped in completely by Kid Lab Rats immersive sounds.

These are still relatively early days for this Melbourne artist, but judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes. In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to the new album above.