A well-deserved winner of this year's "Unsigned Band" competition, the Canadian trio performed five of their literate, darkly humourous anti-folk numbers, covering subjects ranging from pet euthanasia to the relationship dramas of Maurice Sendak.

But it was their final song, an autobiographical retelling of how the band got together, that might have got alarm bells ringing down at GCHQ, with its rousing sing-along chorus "pass the wine, fuck the government, and I love you". Then again, even the most hard-hearted spook would have found it difficult to resist the charm of a band that some have already hailed the discovery of the weekend.

End of the Road Festival continues tonight with sets from The Jesus & Mary Chain, Bill Callahan, and more.