arco are a British band noted for unusually slow, quiet, poetic music: a gig review in national newspaper The Guardian suggested "an hour in arco's company is the aural equivalent of a day in a flotation tank". Similarly, a review in Q Magazine, a UK national monthly music magazine, described first album "coming to terms" as "the aural equivalent of a human being pausing for thought as the world speeds on around".
Their track "lullaby" was featured on the soundtrack album of Californication (TV series) on the US Showtime network.
In Korea two tracks, "alien" and "perfect world", were featured on the soundtrack album of network drama series "Coffee Prince", while "lullaby" featured in an advert for "Sky" mobile phones, and "babies eyes" in an advert for "17" tea.
"alien" also appeared in the soundtrack of the movie "Turning Green", and in the soundtrack of One Tree Hill (TV series) (series 1 ep 15).
In 2005 they played a tour of the US west coast, including gigs at Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.
A third studio album is scheduled for release in 2009.