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Colin MacIntyre Gigs in NYC 10/6 and 10/8 (f/k/a Mull Historical Society)

posted Oct 6, 2009, 4:06 PM by Vu Nguyen


(formerly known as MULL HISTORICAL SOCIETY) 


Album release in USA:  29th Sept 2009


NYC Launch gigs:

§     The Living Room 6th Oct (8pm)

§     Union Hall Brooklyn 8th Oct


One of the best British records of the year. A tartan-clad debut of aspiring proportions.” The Face, on ‘Loss’

A beacon of originality in a tiresome sea of dross. MacIntyre is a major new British songwriting force.”
The Guardian, on ‘Us’ 

"A great album....melodies with the sticking power of industrial strength Velcro. Brimming with breezing melodies. The monolithic closer, ‘In The Next Life (A Requiem)’ is MacIntyre’s Life On Mars." NME, on ‘This Is Hope’

 From the adrenalin fix of ‘You’re A Star’ to the spiky ‘Famous For Being Famous’, here is a one-man anthem maker with more ambition and scale than many a band."The Sun, on ‘The Water’

A quick tally of his recording output so far confirms the Scottish Hebridean, Colin MacIntyre, under the Mull Historical Society pseudonym, has released 3 acclaimed albums: Loss, Us & This Is Hope. And since releasing under his own name, we now have from the songwriter, producer, ‘The Water’ (2008), Produced by Lemon Jelly’s Nick Franglen and dubbed in the UK press as ‘pop perfection’, and his most stripped-back, self-production, ‘Island’ (2009).

So far MacIntyre has achieved 4 UK Top 40 Chart hits and 2 Top 20 UK Chart albums. He has also been named Scotland’s Top Creative Talent at the Glenfiddoch Spirit Of Scotland Awards, and voted by the Scottish Public as the 12th best Scottish artist of all time. Colin has toured w/wide and played some major supports including REM, The Strokes & Elbow. He has performed in wide-ranging venues, from the Millennium Wheel to the Scottish Parliament. Colin has collaborated with ‘Trainspotting’ author Irvine Welsh on the video for single ‘You’re A Star’, taken on the persona of Andy Warhol on screen in the video for ‘Famous For Being Famous’, and recorded a very special spoken word guest appearance by UK political legend Tony Benn onPay Attention ToTheHuman’. Music from ‘The Water’ has so far appeared on films such as ‘Stormbreaker’, and ‘Surf’s Up’. MacIntyre has also been made ambassador for World Fair Trade Day.

MacIntyre is the sound of a songwriter at the height of his story-telling powers, grand in scope but intimate in delivery. Some of the tracks were conceived and written in St Augustine, FL & NYC, (MacIntyre is married to a New Yorker), and Island was in fact recorded back home on the Scottish island of Mull in his old classroom, now a studio. MacIntyre is at times pop, rock, soul & shimmering folk. The beautifully illustrated artwork on the ‘Island’ CD includes a unique short story written by Colin. Both albums are now available on US iTunes. The iTunes release of ‘Island’ features 3 bonus tracks & video content.

Meanwhile MacIntyre is working on his ‘electric’ follow-up to ‘The Water’ album for release in 2010. 

 The Water oozes with venom. A reinvigorated piece, keen to put the world to rights without forgetting its roots, 'The Water' is refreshingly cool and deep.” CLASH MAGAZINE 4/5


 "MacIntyre's sound has open-hearted, epic honesty. Island is an eerie folk-rock mystery with compelling melody lines."  Mojo 4/5    Clash 4/5