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A farmer from the Isle of Lewis makes a debut album with the intensity of Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness On The Edge Of Town.
It may seem surprising, but Colin Macleod’s influences are the same: wide open spaces, hard physical work, and a love for his local community – though in this case, a community that goes back 600 years. Bloodlines is folk music, according to producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings Of Leon), but not as you’ve heard it before. Modern, moody and epic, the album owes more to The National or My Morning Jacket than Hebridean reels.
“Growing up on Lewis, I was so far away from everything I never really thought you could make a career out of being a musician,” he says. “I thought it was one or the other - musician or islander. The older I got, the more I realised the two are inseparable.”


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