ACCLAIMED electronica duo Man Without Country bring their UK tour to Berkshire following the release of their new album Maximum Entropy.

On Maximum Entropy Man Without Country – Ryan James and Tomas Greenhalf – combine sleek electronic minimalism with a love of classic pop music, merging the pared-back synths of Ulrich Schnauss and East India Youth with the adventurous quest to redefine pop shared with early electronic pioneers like The Human League.

The album was recorded, produced and mixed entirely by the band in their home studios in South Wales, and features a stunning cover of The Beloved’s Sweet Harmony, reimagined for a new generation of clubbers while maintaining the original’s state of bliss.

Ryan said: “We finished it [the album] quite a while ago so we’ve kind of put it to the back of our minds now as we don’t really stop the writing process.”

Ryan provided the hypnotic, fragile vocal on Röyksopp’s recent single Sordid Affair, travelling to the seminal Norwegian duo’s Bergen studio to record the track, which is taken from their new album The Inevitable End.

As remixers, Man Without Country have a varied CV that’s seen them remix everyone from Two Door Cinema Club and Band Of Skulls to Moby, Miike Snow and Active Child. In a package that includes Erol Alkan and Factory Floor, the band recently remixed the Interpol single My Desire.

And during their tour they will go with the flow of how the band is feeling and the audience is reacting to whether or not they change a set.

“Every member has their own preferred tune and idea of how we can do it.”

He said the band never knows what to expect when it plays to a new audience, but that doesn’t phase him.

“I don’t really get nervous any more – that’s completely gone.”

For anyone who hasn’t seen Man Without Country before Ryan said they should expect it to be ‘pretty loud’ and there is a synchronised light show to accompany the music.

Man Without Country will be at Oakford Social Club, Belgrave Street, Reading on Saturday, February 28 from 8pm.