Kscope’s latest signing, North Atlantic Oscillation

By Kscope on September 29, 2009 in Mini-site, New Releases, North Atlantic Oscillation

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Kscope are pleased to announce Kscope’s latest signing, North Atlantic Oscillation. The band have been described as prog-pop and electro-rock, but really they just make music. The music has soaring harmonies and loud guitars and dreamy synths and heavy drums and strange effects and unexpected changes-of-mind.

‘An astonishing amalgam of Flaming Lips and Grandaddy indie-pop sensibilities with a bewildering vista of sound sweeping ahead of the listener… Acid-addled, silver-caped prog genius.’
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NAO are the Scottish based trio of Sam Healy (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, synths, sax, percussion), Ben Martin (drums, percussion, programming) and Bill Walsh (bass, synth bass, vocals). They describe themselves as playing their instruments within a computerised wall of sound.

The band’s debut release is now available to order from the Kscope store. A 4 track EP, titled Call Signs, it provides the perfect introduction to the band prior to the release of their debut album, Grappling Hooks, in early 2010.


Call Signs features a radio edit of the lead track Cell Count along with ‘Ceiling Poem’ (both taken from ‘Grappling Hooks’) a cover of I Only Have Eyes For You and 77 Hours remixed by Kscope label mates Engineers.

More details on the band and the release can be found at www.kscopemusic.com/northatlanticoscillation and the bands full biog can be read here.