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North Atlantic Oscillation are based in Edinburgh. They are Sam Healy (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, programming) and Ben Martin (drums, synths, programming). They are joined live by Bill Walsh (bass, vocals) and Chris Howard (bass & synths).

North Atlantic Oscillation is the climactic phenomenon caused by fluctuations in the atmospheric pressure between the Icelandic low and Azores high; a clash of hot and cold. It seems a perfect tag for a band of such contrasts; – the contrast of melding timeless rock moves with sequencing and the latest laptop technology, and the contrast of dark foreboding tones and blissed-out serotonin-fuelled pastoral sweeps. There’s a surprise around every corner

2013 album Fog Electric is now available as a 2CD set, featuring the original album along with a bonus disc containing the Chirality EP. The EP features remixes by the Mercury nominated act The Invisible and respected newcomers Nedry alongside the title track and an alternate mix of previous single ‘Savage With Barometer’. In addition, the EP also features the band’s cover of ‘One Good Reason’ by Bob Mould. Upon hearing the NAO version of the track, Mould was so impressed that he invited the band to support him on his UK tour.


Fog Electric was recorded and produced by Tony Doogan (Super Furry Animals, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian). The album was the follow-up to Grappling Hooks, the band’s debut which received massive critical acclaim when it was released in 2010. The band have been championed by Guy Garvey, Marc Riley, Zane Lowe, BBC Scotland, BBC Introducing, Prog magazine, Drowned In Sound and many more.

1. Soft Coda
2. Chirality
3. Mirador
4. Empire Waste
5. Savage With Barometer 6. Interval
7. Expert With Altimeter 8. The Receiver
9. Downhill
10. (Theory of Tides)

1. Chirality (radio edit)
2. Savage With Barometer (Alternate Mix)
3. Chirality (The Invisible remix)
4. One Good Reason
5. Soft Coda (Nedry remix)

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Savage with Barometer

Soft Coda

Drawing Maps from Memory

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