2CD EDITION OF THE ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER BONUS DISC FEATURING RE-MIXES, B-SIDES AND BBC SESSION TRACKSORDER the 2 CD version of Grappling Hooks HERE
Grappling Hooks, the debut album from North Atlantic Oscillation was released last year on Kscope. The album received massive critical acclaim including being named as Zane Lowe’s Album of the Week on his BBC Radio 1 show.
The band are about to start work on their second album but a 2 disc edition of Grappling Hooks is being released in May. This special edition collects a selection of remixes of tracks from the album along with tracks recorded for a BBC 6 Music session and the band’s beautiful cover of the doo-wop classic I Only Have Eyes For You.
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.
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.
“Super exciting new Rock n Roll for a new decade”
Zane Lowe, BBC Radio One
“They really are quite alarmingly good”
Drowned in Sound Single of the Week
“NAO may well be your favourite new band” Artrocker
Grappling Hooks is a subtle yet powerful kaleidoscope of purring electronics, atmospheric layers and hook-laden melodies. Preceded by single Drawing Maps from Memory, out on March 8th, the album proves that the praise that was heaped upon Callsigns EP was entirely justified.
“Their bright, friendly electronics and Brian Wilson harmonies suggest Scotland may have the beginnings of its own Animal Collective. Ones to watch.” Metro