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 Macleod settle in a remote croft and approach his work with a renewed creative vigour.
We were thrilled that Colin joined the label in 2013 having written his first new material in over two years. Recorded at his home studio and in a converted old green bus overlooking the ocean, ‘The Anchor EP’ was released late last year and marked his boldest and most coherent artistic statement to date. Drawing heavily on his native surroundings, the four track offering covers a diverse range of themes, showcasing a maturing quality of craft and a broadening lyrical depth. This is perfectly illustrated on the single ‘California’, with its beautifully languid delivery proving there is a West Coast bond whichever side of the Atlantic you live on.
Colin recently returned from LA, where he spent time writing and recording with members of Snow Patrol and renowned producer Alex Da Kidd. He has also just completed production duties on label-mate Rachel Sermanni’s second album.