North Atlantic Oscillation return in June with Ceiling Poem, the second single to be taken from the debut album, Grappling Hooks. The track was described as ‘a gentle dreambeat that explodes into a technicolour psych-out’ by Classic Rock and by The Quietus as ‘inverted, unexpectedly Byrds-inflected folktronica’.
Kscope commissioned Stephen Ong, a young animator from Norwich to create an animated promo for the single, which you can see above.
Grappling Hooks, the debut album, was released earlier this year. The record immediately received rave reviews across the board, including being named Zane Lowe’s record of the week, and their first UK headline tour confirmed their status as one of the most exciting new bands to emerge in 2010.
“Super exciting new Rock n Roll for a new decade” Zane Lowe, BBC Radio One
“something a bit special” Classic Rock Prog
“Intriguing oddness from Scotland” Uncut
They will also be embarking on a short UK tour in May ahead of festival appearances this summer.
Playing live at the following dates:
May 14th – Great Escape, BRIGHTON (Levi’s Ones To Watch)
May 15th – BE @ Proud Galleries, LONDON
May 16th – Southampton Joiners, SOUTHAMPTON
May 17th – Oxford Jericho, OXFORD
May 18th – Barfly, CARDIFF
May 19th – BBC Introducing @ Oakford Social, READING
May 20th – Liverpool Sound City, LIVERPOOL
May 21st – Stag & Dagger, LONDON
May 22nd – Stag & Dagger, GLASGOW
July 14th – Pistoia Festival (supporting Porcupine Tree), ITALY
July 30th – Y Not Festival, Matlock, DERBYSHIRE
August 7th – Standon Calling, HERTS
September 10th – Bestival, ISLE OF WIGHT
For more information, audio samples, videos, downloads and more, go to the mini-site at www.kscopemusic.com/northatlanticoscillation