Winter Stay Autumn: The Debut Album From Sorren Maclean

Sorren Maclean presents his debut album Winter Stay Autumn, available from Monday 8 June 2015. Released by Middle of Nowhere Recordings, Winter Stay Autumn is Sorren’s first full length release as a solo artist.

The first single from the album, Rows and Rows of Boxes, will also be released on 8 June. On Sunday 7 June Sorren will perform tracks from the album at BBC Music at the Quay, a five day festival in Glasgow, with an official album launch event at An Tobar (Tobermory, Isle of Mull) on Tuesday 23 June.

Following from his EP Way Back Home, released in March 2015, Winter Stay Autumn is a highly anticipated culmination of original material written and performed by Sorren at Celtic Connections, as part of his commission with the music festival’s prestigious New Voices programme. Each year New Voices promotes and provides a platform for the very best young musical talent coming out of Scotland.

A highly regarded and in demand musician, at 25 years old Sorren is already well established in the UK folk and indie scene. Now one of Scotland's most versatile musical talents Sorren has worked closely with a range of esteemed musicians such as Roddy Woomble, Mull Historical Society, Dougie Maclean, and Donald Shaw.

A native of the Isle of Mull he is ingrained in the spirit of folk and roots music, perfectly captured in his delicately crafted compositions. His refined sound evokes the desolate beauty of the Hebrides and the warmth of his voice and guitar playing gives the listener the familiar feeling of home. There is a definitive and accomplished quality to Sorren’s sound that allows his voice and guitar to share the spotlight simultaneously.

Other current projects Sorren is working on include extensive touring of solo and support work, soundtrack work on a BBC Documentary on Alexander McQueen, and a musical collaboration with Donald Shaw on new BBC drama ‘Bannan’.

Winter Stay Autumn is launched on Monday 8 June and is available from all good record shops and digital retailers for £10.

Upcoming Shows:

BBC at the Quay festival, Glasgow, 7th June
Love Music instore, Glasgow, 8th June
Coda Music instore, Edinburgh, 9th June
Xpo North, Inverness, 10th June
An Tobar, Mull, 23rd June - Album Launch Event
Glastonbury (playing with King Creosote), 26th June
Iona Village Hall Music Festival, Iona, 4th July
Heb Celt Festival, Stornoway, 17th July
Cambridge Folk Festival, 2nd August
Summer Isles Festival, Ullapool, 29th August

Profile

Growing up on the Isle of Mull, Sorren began playing in bands at was 11 years old. He first professionally recorded on Colin McIntyre’s (Mull Historical Society) album Island. Subsequent work and a growing reputation as a talented and skilled guitarist and singer led to Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble inviting Sorren to co-write his second solo album,The Impossible Song and Other Songs. They have been working together ever since, including Roddy’s third and most recent solo release Listen to Keep. Other projects Sorren is involved in include a duo with virtuoso guitarist Finlay Wells, King Creosote, The Dougie Maclean Project, the Hannah Fisher Band.

He also produced the EP Echoes by singer Laurie Cameron, which was used in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, and his own songs have appeared in E4's Beaver Falls. Sorren regularly works and records with composer Donald Shaw ofCapercaillie, creating music for the soundtracks to BBC Two’s acclaimed Hebrides series, award winning children’s TV show Katie Morag, as well as upcoming BBC shows including the documentary McQueen of Scots, and dramaBannan.

Notes to Editors:

Middle of Nowhere Recordings:

  • Middle of Nowhere Recordings is a small bespoke label born and raised in the Highlands of Scotland. Originally established as a vehicle to release material by critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni, demand from other artists has led to creating a more extensive and formal platform to meet these requests, resulting in a growing and diverse roster.
  • www.monr.co.uk

Artists with Middle of Nowhere Recordings

  • Sorren Maclean
  • Rachel Sermanni
  • Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire
  • Colin Macleod
  • Mo Kenney
  • Pete Roe
  • Releases from the above artists can be bought directly from the Middle of Nowhere Recordings website -www.monr.co.uk

Winter Stay Autumn:

  • £10, CD, Digital, Middle of Nowhere Recordings

Tracklist

1. Science or Fiction
2. Rows & Rows of Boxes
3. Aeroplane Landing
4. Watch
5. Old Pier
6. Way Back Home
7. Bootlace Chases
8. Either Way
9. Winter Stay Autumn
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