It reminds me a bit to the Golden Ear-rings, the 1960s group from The Hague, Holland before they turned into Golden Earring and world fame (well almost). Unfortunatelly, You Tube blocked most of their songs so the only example I can show you (instead of any more proper) is their second single, recorded in Pye studios, England in beginning of 1966. A little tune called That Day.
The guitarist/co-singer by the way wrote several years later the debut single for Smyle. (see Smyle in this very same forum board).