Venue: Caught by the River, on Friday.

This Is The Kit’s quality is hinted at by the people who’ve produced their records – including The National’s Aaron Dessner and PJ Harvey’s frequent collaborator John Parish. Centring on the talents of Hants-raised, Bristol-based front-woman Kate Stables, This Is The Kit motor along on a smart blend of folk music and alt-rock. But their instrumentation and composition is more distinctive than that, occasionally suggesting an indie-rock Cole Porter. It’s no wonder that Elbow’s Guy Garvey took time out to extol on the group’s behalf, mystified at how their 2012 album Wriggle Out The Restless wasn’t nominated for the Mercury Prize.