MOODY dreamy and hypnotic, this shimmering piece of uplifting orchestral alt-rock is among our favourite new albums. Skating along on a bed of fuzzed guitars it breaks down into flights of naive fancy and complex intricacy. Acid and sunshine-soaked symphonic melodies snap into rousing moments of joy, saving it from a surplus of introspection. A towering epic from this Northern Irish/ Scottish band of instrumental geniuses. This must be what goes on in Brian Wilson’s dreaming head after a night on the Stilton and absinthe.

North Atlantic Oscillation: Fog Electric, is out on KScope