A band touring their debut album and a Lancashire outfit garnering national radio airplay are heading to Darwen this weekend.

Norwich-based Brown Horse are on the bill at Sunbird Records, in The Circus, from 8pm on Saturday, March 23.

The alt-country band released their first effort Reservoir on Loose Records in January to rave reviews.

A venue spokesperson said: “With a summer of festivals lined up at Moseley Folk and Arts Festival, Greenman, End of The Road, and off the back of a Scandinavian tour, these guys are well and truly hot property, so don’t miss out on your chance to see them here in Darwen.”

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Supporting them will be Chorley’s British Birds, fresh off radio sessions with BBC Music Introducing and Radio 6 with Marc Riley, for their second appearance at Sunbird.

The acoustic-psych outfit’s own debut offering, In Search Of Mr Rykyn, is also making waves.

The weekend showcase is part of a busy spring for Sunbird.

Alt-rockers Safe Harbour, supported by What Will be and Blackburn’s own Shadow Company, are pencilled in for Saturday, April 6,

Darwen band Hollins will celebrate the release of their debut single RAAZ, backed by Cory Devine and Florentenes, on Friday, April 12.

Advance tickets for this Saturday’s gig are available online or it’s £10 on the door. Gig-goers must be 14-plus with an adult.