It’s his first material in three years, but Lewis singer/songwriter Colin Macleod is delighted to announce the release of his ‘The Anchor’ ep on Monday, October 21st.
Coming to widespread attention upon signing to Geffen Records in 2010 under his former creative guise, ‘The Boy Who Trapped The Sun’, the release of his major label debut, ‘Fireplace’, brought critical acclaim and high profile support slots with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Snow Patrol.
Returning to the Isle of Lewis in 2011, the intervening years have seen Colin settle in a remote croft and approach his work with a renewed creative vigour.
Recorded at his home studio and in a converted old green bus overlooking the ocean, ‘The Anchor EP’ is Colin’s first fresh material in three years and marks his boldest and most coherent artistic statement to date.
Beautifully languid and deeply absorbing lead track ,’California’, was unveiled earlier this year, proving there is a West Coast bond whichever side of the Atlantic you live on.
Drawing heavily on his native surroundings, the remaining three tracks cover a diverse range of themes, showcasing a maturing quality of craft and a broadening lyrical depth which acts as a compelling indication of his future direction.
2013 has also seen a strong return to the live circuit with a triumphant summer of festival appearances. Having recently completed his first tour of Sweden, Colin has confirmed further dates in Norway, The Netherlands and Switzerland across autumn, with a string of additional UK shows to be announced over the coming weeks.
‘The Anchor EP’, released on Middle of Nowhere Recordings label, is available to Pre-order from the website www.monr.co.uk