Annelotte de Graaf, aka Amber Arcades, lives, breathes and sings politics. This is hardly surprising, considering that the Dutch musician plies her trade as a human rights lawyer for the European Commission during interims in her songwriting schedule.

Tonight at the Dome, she’s shrouded in a magnificent golden suit and is at her most fired up when delivering thinly or not-at-all veiled political barbs. “We’re Amber Arcades and we’re from the European Union” says de Graaf, as the band launch into two songs from new album European Heartbreak which in the context of Brexit feel disquietedly close to British bones.

'Oh My Love (What Have We Done)' is a wistful breakup song about escaping reality and fleeing to Spain, while Goodnight Europe talks ominously of death “coming up through the floors”. These and earlier tracks in the setlist have an air of gentle Americana, but there is some welcome variety in the plonking piano of 'I’ve Done The Best' and the stunningly sparse 'Self-Portrait In A Car At Night', which isolates De Graaf’s vocals alongside guitar and trumpet.

Commanding yet nonchalant, de Graaf’s voice reverberates around the Dome and is the standout element of the set. Each of her bandmates are accomplished players though, and impossibly dexterous synth player Bert Hoevenaars switches to trumpet seamlessly and back again, and on one occasion plays both at the same time.

Saying a lot for the strength of their latest album, Amber Arcades wait until the final third before turning to material from their previous releases. 'Which Will', taken from her EP Cannonball, is a reimagining of a Nick Drake track, with a shimmering guitar line reminiscent of early Band of Horses. As part of a 4-song encore, the quicker strumming of her debut album title track 'Fading Lines' sees some of the crowd break into dance.

It’s a slow-building finale in the form of new track 'Baby, Eternity', which crescendos from soft cymbals and rumbling bass to a sonic climax with every band member testing their instrumental limits. Shades of Brexit seem to emerge here once again with the rueful closing lyrics: “A thought that never came true, forever unknown, forever my own”.

Whatever the outcome next March, the UK must hope that the protracted breakup with the EU doesn’t lead to further ‘European Heartbreak’, and that phenomenally talented artists like Amber Arcades can make their way to London hassle free.