Jimmy Fallon and Ariana Grande’s Nintendo Labo band sounds way better than it should

Nintendo Labo’s potential as a DIY musical instrument platform has been obvious from the moment it was confirmed that it would launch with a cardboard toy piano (among other things), and we’ve since learned that it’s possible to create a Labo guitar.

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and Ariana Grande have taken things to a whole other level, though, with this live performance of Grande’s latest single No Tears Left To Cry, which was played entirely on Labo instruments.

It’s a pretty impressive feat - Questlove in the Robot Kit is our personal highlight - and shows just how far you can take Labo if you’re willing to invest a little time and imagination.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.