North Atlantic Oscillation are currently hard at work on their third album, which is scheduled for release in 2014. Meanwhile, the band's vocalist Sam Healy has released Sand, his debut solo album, on NAO's label Kscope.
NAO fans will recognise elements of the Sand sound (including the vocals, of course!) but there are marked differences too. The solo record "has a more intimate and personal feel" than the band's material, Sam says.
Sand has already received high praise from fans and critics (including an unprecedented 10 out of 10 from Phill Hall of Borderline Press) and is featured on Kscope's latest podcast: http://www.kscopemusic.com/2013/12/02/2823/
Stream or download the album track Clay for free here: http://sandtheband.bandcamp.com/track/clay
Buy the album on CD: http://bit.ly/IEveIt
Download the album from Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/18eSEOg
Download the album from Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1eLSMFU