I picked up Cath and Phil Tyler's Farewell My Friends off a free cd in The Wire (that makes it sound like an infectious disease) and its quirkyness appealed, here they are playing in the Sotto Voce Festival in London last year.
There's a performance of Farewell my Friends available, but there's far too much echo in that acoustic for me! I like to be able to hear some of the words....
but after a listen I couldn't resist embedding this one too.
Their website is here and here's a audio only version of the track
'Earthiness and grit' from Fiona Talkington has it about right..only around 40 viewers so far on the first of the youtubes!