Mull Historical Society


Colin MacIntyre *is* Mull Historical Society. He writes the songs, sings the vocals, plays the instruments and produces the records. He even designs the sleeves.

Marrying the experimental instincts and rich instrumentation of the Beta Band and Flaming Lips with the belting pop sensibility of The Beatles, Loss wasn't just one of those albums that attracted huge critical acclaim and then sold 200 copies. No, thanks to a further hat-trick of perfectly formed singles ("I Tried", "Animal Cannabus" and the UK Top 40 hit "Watching Xanadu") and a series of greatly received sold-out gigs, the record-buying public took it to their hearts too (70,000 sales and rising in the UK).

In just a year, Colin, who hails from the Island of Mull (population: 2,000) off Scotland’s west coast, and his live band (which can vary from being a 5-piece to a 12 piece) went from supporting The Strokes on their toilet venue debut UK tour, to selling-out the 2000 capacity Shepherds Bush Empire. The stage was set for album number two and, early last year Colin – a prolific tunesmith since his childhood - went back to the studio with countless songs to work on. Ninety-five recording days later he emerged with Us, an album laden with Colin's trademark tales, shimmering melodies and glorious 24 carat choruses you'll be humming for far longer than it takes to listen to them.