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Tip of the Week: Stagecoach - Map to the Freezer (Live at Reading Festival)

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Richard Banks Richard Banks | 14:54 UK time, Friday, 3 September 2010

Luka, Nick, John, Matt and Tom go by the name of Stagecoach. They hail from London (via "the mountains of Surrey") and played a brilliant, grin-inducing mid-afternoon set on our stage at Reading and Leeds last weekend. Judging by the comments we've received, you lot enjoyed them, too.

Don't forget, you can check out all the videos and photos of the acts that played at the weekend on the BBC Introducing stage right here.

What's more, Huw Stephens presented two special shows on Radio 1 this week packed full of live highlights (listen again before 9 September).

Despite the early rain and mud in Reading, the weekend was a resounding success, with strong crowds throughout, surpise special guests and some real standout performances.

We particularly enjoyed following your tweets during the festival, where we observed festival go-ers discovering new bands, whether they'd set out to see them or just happened to be walking past...

Watching Reaper In Sicily On the BBC introducing stage. Very Offspring, quite good!! #readingfestivalSun Aug 29 16:43:50 via Echofon

... and a lot of inter-band love (which is always nice to see!):

killer, killer, killer. watch the heroic @stagecoachuk show reading how it's done: http://bbc.in/amtepmSun Aug 29 11:38:54 via web

@exit_int_music Hey rockers, absolute pleasure meeting you lads. Really great shows both days! Hope you're all home safe, we'll be in touch!Tue Aug 31 08:32:11 via web

So, to celebrate another successful festival weekend, this week our tip for you is a live track and comes in video form. It's our favourite track from Stagecoach's set at Reading and short and scrappy thought it may be, it's got energy in spades, quirky lyrics AND a man wearing tennis kit playing a mandolin.  What more could you possibly want?

The track comes from the band's limited EP Crash My Ride, which came out in July. It was the follow-up to their brilliant debut, We Got Tazers. 

Here's Stagecoach with Map to the Freezer:




Interview with Stagecoach at GoldFlakePaint.co.uk

Check out more coverage of the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds


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