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Britain, is the duo of Joey Cobb and Katie Drew that I recently stumbled had heard avout via another blog, with Cocteau Twins comparisons their demo for track, “Day by Day”:  there are the glistening guitar cascades, crisp drum machine patter, even an ending that sounds as though the song’s been suddenly unplugged.

Much of this is down to Drew’s vocal performance, which matches not only the wispy end of Elizabeth Fraser’s delivery but, more importantly, its soulfulness.  So, yes, it does sound like the Cocteaus – but “Day by Day” is no  pastiche.  The light and dark in the track’s woozy melody gives a feel like the reveal of sun through a slowly lifting fog.  It’s also incredibly fully-formed for a ‘demo’ so hopefully, if included on their forthcoming debut, it won’t be messed with.  A second track, “Tried to Call”, can be heard by watching their “Stay Fresh” session over at theskinny.  Britain are currently working on their debut, which will be released on excellent Heavenly Records label.  Catch them out on tour with Jane Weaver very soon at the Bodega Social .