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Tip of the Week: Man Without Country - Closet Addicts Anonymous

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Richard Banks Richard Banks | 16:59 UK time, Friday, 7 May 2010


This week, we'd like to draw your attention to the talents of Man Without Country, a trio from Cardiff who are currently in the final stages of completing their self-produced debut EP, entitled Foe.

Experimenting in their home studio, Ryan, Tom and Gareth create a blend of squelchy sub-bass, live drums and reverb-drenched synths and guitars. Some call it shoegaze, others have dubbed it ambient electro-pop. Whatever you call it, it's genuinely hypnotic stuff and we love it.

Man Without Country have been championed from the off by Adam Walton and Bethan Elfyn in Wales. Beth interviewed the band in April over at the BBC Wales Music blog, too, making them her band of the week.

More recently, as part of our week-long love-in with 6 Music, they recorded four tracks at Maida Vale, including this one, Closet Addicts Anonymous, which is our Tip of the Week:

If you like that, listen to three more session tracks from MWC and check out the photos.

Remember, our weekly tip is chosen by Huw Stephens and his Radio 1 team. They look for the most exciting, most inspiring new song they've heard in the past seven days and bestow on it the title BBC Introducing Tip of the Week.

The chosen track is recommended to the producers of our local BBC Introducing shows around the country, many of whom will then give it a spin on air in the following week. It's our way of ensuring that the very best tracks from undiscovered talents reach the widest audience possble.






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