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Late Model European are two life-long best friends and music collaborators; Tones Thorburn (based in Auckland) and John Nelson (Blenheim, Marlborough), both originally from Scotland.

Following on from the success of their infectious debut single, Summer Rain, and the uplifting 2nd single, Moments, It’s Time is an assured, genre-spanning record that is sure to appeal to a wide audience.

The album was recorded at Roundhead Studios with producer Ben King (Goldenhorse) and mastered by Don Bartley at Benchmark Mastering, Sydney ( INXS ‘Kick’, re-mastered vinyl re-issue of Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club). The album features top kiwi musicians, Ben King on bass, synths and support vocals; Tom Broome on drums; Jacob O'Callahan on grand piano; Claire Cowan on cello; and, Adam Whybro on string machine (synth), with backing vocals of Kiwi chanteuse Dianne Swann.

The vinyl LP was pressed by Holiday Records, the recently launched boutique record pressing plant right here in Auckland, New Zealand.

Drawing on influences from iconic artists such as The Beatles, The Stones, Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Queen, Tom Petty, Dire Straits, The Jam, Crowded House, Goldenhorse and Elbow to name a few, it’s no surprise Late Model European’s debut It's Time, has all the hallmarks of a classic pop-rock album.

Late Model European's debut album, It's Time, is available in digital format from Friday 26th July on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and all good digital outlets. Also available in limited-edition translucent red vinyl at Real Groovy Records, Southbound Records, and other good record stores and, on

Late Model European will play a Debut Album Release Show at Anthology Lounge, K'Rd, Auckland, on Friday 26th July, with very special guests Show Me Where It Hurts.

To listen to Late Model European, head over to the Songbroker search Engine.

Late Model European, It's Time, Summer Rain, Moments, Pop Rock