Screw genres. That seems to be the mindset of The Laurel Collective, a London sixpiece who veer from blues to soul to electronica to rock with all the consistency of a drunken high-heeled pre-teen waltzing around Leicester Square. A bohemian spirit and experimental enthusiasm are probably to blame thank. The only constant is a general good-time-ness - visible amid the down-tempo murkiness of Cruel Thing, the screechy hooks of Jelly Bird and definitely the chanty rock-funk of Vuitton Blues. Somehow, you just know that they’d be a scream live – especially at their monthly residency at Dalston’s Stag’s Head.
Posted in Music | By Richard Mellor