Saturday, August 9, 2014
North Atlantic Oscillation Announce Details of New Album
Edinburgh trio North Atlantic Oscillation are delighted to announce news of their new album The Third Day as they share the first track online from the upcoming record. The album is due Oct 6th via Kscope & the band will embark on a UK tour in late October.
NAO have an organic & unique take on rock electronica, which is clear to see from their new track. August flows seamlessly offering a glimpse of what to expect from the forthcoming album. It’s an effortless listen from a group with an incredibly pure sound.
With their new album The Third Day, Edinburgh’s North Atlantic Oscillation have created a flow of energy deserving of their meteorological namesake. At a time when music is increasingly cut down into single segments for easy digestion, the record – the first they’ve produced entirely themselves – is woven together as a whole, beautiful body of work, the tracks entwined around each other with no dead space in between.
The band, Sam Healy on guitars, keyboards and vocals, completed by Ben Martin (drums, programming) and Chris Howard (bass), formed in 2005, and quickly became known for their intricate, progressive take on rock and electronica, their 2010 debut Grappling Hooks and follow-up Fog Electric gaining them critical praise and plenty of fans with a taste for delicately intelligent music. And while The Third Day is not a concept album like its predecessor, that continuous flow is something Healy intended. He compares it to a shortwave radio sweeping from one station to the next.
NAO’s power is in their uniqueness – they genuinely sound like no one else. And yet the sound is organic and natural. Their position outside of musical cliques is one they’re more than happy with.
1. Great Plains II
4. A Nice Little Place
6. Do Something Useful
8. Pines of Eden
10 When To Stop
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See North Atlantic Oscillation live:
21st Oct Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle
22nd Oct Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London
23rd Oct Soup Kitchen, Manchester
24th Oct Oobleck, Birmingham
Tickets for all shows, including new album bundles on sale NOW from:www.musicglue.com/northatlanticoscillation/