Venue: Caught by the River, on Thursday.

The boldly-named ensemble Britain are a box-fresh duo from outrageous Preston – one young woman and one young man subtly blending elements of dream pop and post-punk by means of guitar, synth and drum machine.  Their live performances have been described by Q Magazine as soporific bliss. Together they dont so much play songs as cast spells with a feathery beauty not heard since the sweet opium fog of early Cocteau Twins. Britain are due to release their debut record on Heavenly Recordings in 2017.