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Mull Historical Society Announces New Album 'Wakelines' And Accompanying UK Tour

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Mull Historical Society, aka Colin MacIntyre, has announced a new album.

'Wakelines', which was produced by Bernard Butler, will arrive on September 21 through Xtra Mile Recordings. It is his first new musical offering in over two years, though he has recently released two new books.

Discussing the record, MacIntyre said:

“This is my eighth album, but it feels all about firsts. About going back. The first song I wrote for the album was ’14 Year Old Boy’. It tells the story of my first electric guitar being waded ashore to the isle of Mull, held high above the waves by my father, Kenny Macintyre. It was a Fender Telecaster guitar. Whenever I play the guitar even now I still expect an electric shock, to be plugged into the mainland, to be the 14 year-old boy again with his dreams, his sketched stageplots.”

On collaborating with Butler, he added:

“I had a feeling about the album that I needed to get somewhere new – it was Bernard who realised what I was saying was I needed to get under my skin, lay myself bare. I’ve long admired Bernard and I feel that he has left some of him on here too. To have him performing so much on the album is an added bonus!

The album title ‘Wakelines’ in part refers to the child inside when I would wake early to watch as my father left the island for his weekly work at the BBC back in the city. He didn’t know I was watching. I missed him dreadfully. The songs are about family, and home, and how home, and islands, dreams, travel. Fittingly, we recorded the album in Bernard’s home in London and that has left its mark too – it just all felt right. Fitted. But it is also about people on the move in a global sense, families being forced to leave their homes due to war. Migration, and how “home” travels, have been themes across much of my recent work. In both music and words it has been the most creative time I’ve ever had.”

Listen to the title track of the album below.

The singer-songwriter will support the record with a UK tour, which will kick off in Glasgow on September 20 and conclude with a home town show at Mull Theatre on October 27. Tickets are on sale now. 

Mull Historical Society Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu September 20 2018 - GLASGOW CCA
Fri September 21 2018 - EDINBURGH Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Sat September 22 2018 - ABERDEEN Lemon Tree
Sun September 23 2018 - SHEFFIELD Greystones
Thu September 27 2018 - BRISTOL Louisiana
Fri September 28 2018 - MANCHESTER Night & Day Cafe
Sat September 29 2018 - OXFORD Jericho Tavern
Sun September 30 2018 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Cluny
Mon October 01 2018 - LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Tue October 02 2018 - LONDON Borderline
Thu October 04 2018 - BRIGHTON Prince Albert
Sat October 06 2018 - SOUTHAMPTON Heartbreakers
Sat October 27 2018 - ISLE OF MULL Mull Theatre

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