Colin has dropped the ‘MHS’ moniker and released his 4th studio album ‘The Water’ under his own name in ’08. This album saw Colin MacIntyre break with tradition both in using his own name and in working with a producer for the first time (Loss, Us and This is Hope were self produced). The album was produced by Nick Franglen from the group Lemon Jelly.The Guardian called it 'Pop perfection', and the NME said 'All hail Colin!' So far Colin has achieved 4 Top 40 Chart hits, and 2 Top 20 albums, and has toured the U.K., Europe and the U.S.A. A songwriting junkie, oblivious to passing trends, he has become more than just Mull's local hero.
Colin has completed his new album for release in July 2009. It is now released (July 6th). It is called 'Island' and is his most acoustic-orientated album to date. It was recorded back on Isle of Mull in his old classroom (now a studio).
The CD features a short story from his new collection based on the album's song titles. One is to be made into a play and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Press quotes on 'Island' : "Intensely personal and irresistibly melodic songs." 4/5 The Mirror "MacIntyre's sound has open-hearted, epic honesty. Island is an eerie folk-rock mystery with compelling melody lines." Mojo "Surreal maritime sagas. An insistent chugger that ranks alongside the best from the man from Mull Historical Society." The Times "MacIntyre has gone back to his roots with this album.
'Cape Wrath' is cracking, with twists and turns. Also features a lovely King Creosote collaboration. Beautiful." 4/5 The Sunday Mail "‘Island’ sees MacIntyre take influence from traditional British roots music in a largely stripped-down effort. A well-paced and lovingly-crafted album." 4/5 The Fly "Ned's Song (Brother) is a standout moment.
Delivered in the intimate country folk style. Reminiscent of a Caledonian Will Oldham." The Scotsman "Written in the States, but recorded back home on Mull with the aid of the community. 'Island' should appeal to those who like the more commercial aspects of Nick Cave." Get Ready To Rock Official Site http://www.colinmacintyre.com/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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