Artist: Laurel Collective Single: International Love Affair Label: Double Six Records Release Date: 22/09/08 Link: www.myspace.com/thelaurelcollective A while back I got introduced to the wonders of this band via their amazing song 'Vuitton Blues' but now this six piece from Wales are back and ready to conquer all over again! Starting with a slight electronic bent, the Laurel Collective soon drop the sound to create smoothness not heard since The Police. The thing I really enjoy about this band is their ability to encompass all these great musical ideas from a mind boggling amount of genres but yet they manage to sound like nobody else. It's not particularly long but what you get in your time is great indie pop that I throughly recommend. Great follow up to 'Vuitton Blues'. Rating: 4/5