Laurel Collective first emerged in 2008 with a mini album and two singles on Domino offshoot Double Six. Since then, further singles for Pure Groove and Kruger lead them to the attention of Tape Club, for whom they are now set to release their debut album ‘Heartbeat Underground’.
Laurel Collective are fond of close harmonies, closer squelch, and pop hooks you could hang huge, winter coats off. They seem to spring from a point where, lit by a warm, spring sun, The Flaming Lips left off, and jumped free. They also have two frontmen, and an album full of songs about fizzing blood and barnacles, wind-up Japanese toys and jelly birds, yellow moons and droids, songs that are so radio-friendly they're practically hugging the airwaves.