North Atlantic Oscillation perform in Edinburgh next week

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Edinburgh-based North Atlantic Oscillation play in their home city on Tuesday as part of a UK tour.

The appearance follows the release of new EP Fog Electric on Monday, a two CD set, featuring the original album along with a bonus disc containing the Chirality EP, which has previously only been available digitally.

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 upcoming UK tour.

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.

NAO 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 and synths).

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.