Following the release of album 'Fog Electric' in April, Edinburgh-based duo North Atlantic Oscillation are preparing for their next single and a hometown show on August 23rd. Taken from 'Fog Electric', 'Savage with Barometer' will be out on August 20th accompanied by a video by Brendan McCarthy.
Shot in Edinburgh, the video explores one of the most simple of acts: crossing the road. Although visually it's a step away from 'Fog Electric's theme of the sea's devastating power, the constant stop-start motion of the main character's journey and his frustration that builds alongside it is mirrored by the hypnotic wall of sound that dominates 'Savage with Barometer'.
As a track, it grows and pulls back before ultimately rolling into a shimmering wave-like crescendo. Here, North Atlantic Oscillation have captured the beautiful and often cruel nature of the sea, encapsulating the album's theme.
North Atlantic Oscillation are Sam Healy (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, programming) and Ben Martin (drums, synths, programming). They are joined live by Bill Walsh (synths, guitar, vocals) and Chris Howard (bass & synths).
North Atlantic Oscillation will be playing Electric Circus in Edinburgh on August 23rd 2012.