Man Without Country

Acclaimed electronic pair Man Without Country fuse classic pop with sleek synth-led productions. Imagine East India Youth duelling with Royksopp and you’ll come close to their musical core...

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 6 Feb 2015
  • min read
Man Without Country are an electronic duo from Wales but sound more like they’re of Scandinavian persuasion such is the sleekness of their synthetic computer pop.

Taking their props from (previous collaborators) Royksopp, the dreaminess of Sigur Ros and the more DIY electronic attacks of East India Youth, Ryan James and Tomas Greenhalf have won over electronic fans with their ambitious, experimental sounds.

Second album Maxmium Entropy was recorded, produced and mixed entirely by the band in their home studios in South Wales and manages to distill their love for ambience and more hectic night time activities across its whole.

Laws of Motion is the biggie, featuring vocals from Morgan Kibby (M83 and White Sea) while they’ve also reimagined the Beloved’s Sweet Harmony for a new generation of blissed out clubbers. They’ve got previous with an ace debut and remixes for the likes of Band of Skulls and Interpol. Get to know them in our 30 seconds interview…

We first started writing music because…
We thought it was a good idea at the time. Now it's a compulsion!

We have been making music since…
It’s hard to say exactly when, but we’ve been making it seriously since our late teens.

Our music is
Often, but not always, electronic, dark and atmospheric.

You'll like our music if you listen to…
The National, Blonde Redhead, Röyksopp, M83, Clark, The Postal Service, John Grant, The Knife etc.

Our favourite venue is…
Paris Olympia.

Music is important because…
It makes life more bearable.

Our biggest inspiration is…
Travelling and meeting new people.

Our dream collaboration would be…
Brian Eno.

The duo are out on tour this month and the next. Check out the full list of dates below;

Thurs 19 - Manchester Ruby Lounge
Fri 20 - Birmingham Rainbow
Sat 21 - Sheffield Plug
Sun 22 - Glasgow Broadcast
Mon 23 - Newcastle Head of Steam
Wed 25 - Nottingham Bodega
Thurs 26 -  Cardiff Norwegian Church
Sat 28 - Reading Oakford Social

Sun 1 - Guildford Boiler Room
Mon 2 - Cambridge Portland Arms
Tues 3 - Southampton Joiners
Wed 4 - London Birthdays