Joel Shadbolt, Kevin Locke and Miharo Gregory. Source / File
Former Kiwis and Warriors fullback Kevin Locke asks high-flying Aotearoa band L.A.B. if now that they are famous do they have more cousins?
Keen for a bit of whakawhanaungatanga, Locke speaking to L.A.B. frontman Joel Shadbolt and keyboardist Miharo Gregory for Te Ao Toa, starts in with a keen observation that he and Gregory are both from Tainui - "I think that makes us cousins," he says - before making his own cheeky pitch for tickets.
"I've had a few (cousins) come out of the woodwork - yeah, yeah," says Gregory.
"(Speaking of) coming out of the woodwork, got some ...? a laughing Locke jokes with Gregory.
Locke spoke with the L.A.B. bandmates about their sporting interests - and, of course, the group's new album.
"It's a 10 track album, it's our fifth album to date and it's a mix of reggae, blues, funk, hip hop, country," says Shadbolt.
"It's definitely expanding the style, just trying different things," he says.