Tuesday 27 September 2011 at 7:00pm
83 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY, United Kingdom
Tel: +44.(0)20 7749 7841
NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION:
"NAO's music makes me want to take driving lessons just so i can blow all my cash on an obscene foreign sports car which i then race into the face of the setting sun loaded while listening to it. This is considered, classy and ultimately the new cool....i want this. i want music thats been thought about. " - Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music
"Their bright, friendly electronics and Brian Wilson harmonies suggest Scotland may have the beginnings of its own Animal Collective. Ones to watch." Metro
"They really are quite alarmingly good" - Drowned in Sound Single of the Week
"NAO may well be your favourite new band" - Artrocker
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.
Eat Lights Become Lights:
"Eat Lights; Become Lights mix Krautrock rhythms and celestial drones to heavenly effect" - NME
Formed in the winter of 2007 by Neil Rudd (Guitars, Programming, Loops) & later joined by Rob Hyde (Drums) & Alex Baker (Bass)
Eat Lights; Become Lights share a deep love of classic German electronic acts of the 1970s, evoking classic kosmische bands but making the sound very much their own, creating an ...ever-changing synesthesic landscape of harmony and melody, feedback & drones, played against a driving motorik beat.
With the release of their debut single They Transmit in May 2008 on Enraptured Records, ELBL quickly gained critical praise from the likes of the NME, and record of the week slots from Manchester's Piccadilly Records and Leeds' Norman Records soon followed. The second single Klustered, released in April 2009, was equally well-received, and the band set to work on a long-player.
Gigging heavily since their conception, ELBL have steadily built up a reputation as a formidable live act, and the band have played several high-profile supports, including a sold-out tour with New York electronic pioneers Silver Apples as well as being championed by Stuart Maconie on 6 Music's Freak Zone and Andy Weatherall on BBC Radio 6 mix.
Mouth Of Ghosts:
"Fusing alternative rock and trip-hop, The Mouth Of Ghosts make moody, textured music, fueled by ragged guitars and distant electronics."
"The Mouth of Ghosts layer gloom upon folktronica standards to create a sense of undulating dread."
Based in London, The Mouth Of Ghosts formed at the end of 2010. Effortlessly switching between dark and sweet, and drawing inspiration from artists ranging from Bjork to Portishead to Opeth, the band's sound is at once expansive yet immediate and honest.
The band have been gigging around London venues since March 2011 and have quickly created a buzz on the local circuit through a combination of tight musical and powerful vocal performances.