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Tip of the Week: The Phantom Band - Folk Song Oblivion (live)

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Richard Banks Richard Banks | 12:56 UK time, Friday, 4 June 2010

In the early hours of Thursday morning this week, Vic Galloway invited Huw Stephens, Bethan Elfyn and Rory McConnell to join him for a two-hour United Nations extravaganza of live music on Radio 1.

The idea was to get all four of BBC Introducing's national Radio 1 presenters together in one place and have them pick a band to perform live and proudly represent their nation. We did it last November in Belfast with Save Your Breath, Pulled Apart by Horses, Twin Atlantic and Two Door Cinema Club and everyone had a jolly nice time.

So we decided to do it again, but this time in Glasgow. And where better to host the gig than at the infamous King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, possibly the finest live music venue in Scotland. Since it opened in 1990, anyone who's anyone has played there, including Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers, The Strokes, Pulp, The Verve, Blur, Oasis... the list is endless. The very walls at King Tut's scream rock n' roll; over by the pool tables, they're decorated with the lyrics of bands who've played there over the years.

To repesent Wales, Bethan Elfyn chose Race Horses. Huw's choice was Chickenhawk from Leeds. Rory, meanwhile, went for And So I Watch You From Afar, who sadly never made it to King Tut's on the night, thanks to the ash-spewing volcano in Iceland.

Finally, host Vic's pick were Glaswegian proto-robofolk sextet The Phantom Band, and we've chosen a track from their live set, Folk Song Oblivion, as this week's Tip of the Week. Over to you, Huw:

Like that? Good, innit! Here's another track - Burial Sounds - from The Phantom Band's set at United Nations, introduced by Vic himself:




See more videos and photos from Radio 1's United Nations in Glasgow



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