To start with, could you explain how you came to be a signed musician?
Well, I signed a publishing deal about four or five years ago, and started writing songs and through that I started to make an album. Then a guy from Geffen, Colin Barlow, sort of liked it and offered me a deal. He was originally with Polydor, and we were talking to him when he was there, then he left, and we spoke to him again.
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Before the play button has even been pressed, Fireplace, the debut LP from The Boy Who Trapped The Sun, has already sparked intrigue. When such polar opposites exist between the epic, myth-like connotations of the band name and the cosy domesticity of the album title, you begin to wonder what on earth is about to emerge from your speakers! Such speculation is not helped in the slightest on discovering that the 'band' is in fact just one man; Colin Macleod grew up on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides and claims to have been a singer in several thrash-punk bands before arriving at his advertised brand of acoustic folk rock and moving to London to pursue his singer/songwriter career full-time. It would appear the move is truly beginning to pay off with a record deal with Polydor and a number of summer festival slots now confirmed, in addition to forthcoming support slots with KT Tunstall and Fyfe Dangerfield.
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