Britain – Stay Fresh Session

Watch Heavenly Records-signed shoegaze duo Britain in session at Granada Studios as part of our Stay Fresh series

Video by The Skinny | 23 May 2017

Meeting at Camberwell College of Arts in London before succumbing to the tug of their Northern roots and returning to their hometown of Preston, young shoegaze duo Britain – recently signed to Heavenly Records – were united in their love for the Cocteau Twins, Arcade Fire and Joy Division.

In this new video, shot at the Low Four music space in Granada Studios, Britain's Joey Cobb and Katie Drew discuss their love for Manchester bands like The Smiths and Doves, the effect of the Northern landscape on their sound and how signing to Heavenly has helped them develop as a band. Watch the session in the player above, where the pair play two songs – Day By Day and Tried To Call. 

Britain will be playing Manchester Psych Fest in September; get tickets here.

Track list: Day By Day + chat, Tried To Call (6:10)