This year, the UK’s – and in all probability, probably the world’s – best experimental/post-progressive/whatever-you-want-to-call-it label, KScope, turned five years old. That’s how old Thrash Hits is. They’ve put out a whole heap of awesome records by musicians we collectively love – the likes of Anathema, Amplifier, and Steven Wilson. They’re a bona fide success story and you really ought to be more aware of what they get up to. That’s why we’ve caught up with label bossman, Johnny Wilks, to talk about the highs and lows of running the label in the latest entry in our Label Profile series.
North Atlantic Oscillation
North Atlantic Oscillation are an electronic rock band based in Scotland.
They released their first single 'Some Blue Hive' on One Records in June 2007. In 2009 the band signed to Kscope - a Snapper Music label - and released an EP called 'Callsigns'. Their debut album 'Grappling Hooks' was released to critical acclaim in the UK in March 2010.
Throughout this period, the band toured the UK and Europe with Porcupine Tree, Anathema and Blackfield. Read more on Last.fm
North Atlantic Oscillation on Thrash Hits
February 21st, 2011
As soon as we heard Anathema’ s last record We’re Here Because We’re Here we knew it was going to be a strong contender for Album Of The Year 2010. It’ s not often these days you discover an album that so defiantly establishes itself as an unquestionably flawless slab of musical genius. With rumours that they would be performing this album in its entirety at tonight’s sold-out show, not even a Rob Zombie-sized hangover was going to stop us from being there.