Posts Tagged ‘Colin Clyne’

‘Louder Than War’ magazine – Single Review

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Massive thanks to Joe Whyte and the team over at ‘Louder Than War’ for the single review for ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’:


“…Stunning new single from award-winning Scots singer. Joe Whyte gets the lowdown….”


…From Aberdeen, Colin Clyne’s debut album “The Never Ending Pageant” was given a raft of favourable reviews and airplay by the esteemed Bob Harris on BBC6 Music among many others. This new single is a slight change in direction from the folky-rootsy-trad elements of that debut album and sounds to these ears like the American Gothic of Tom Waits, the dark poetry of Nick Cave, the everyman blue collar rock of Steve Earle and oddly enough, one-time next-big-thing Glaswegian rockers Gun…”

Lyrics – “Where The Ships Go To Die”

Monday, August 31st, 2020

By Colin Clyne Copyright 2020

Flown further than the wind carries leaves

Sinking lower than the roots of old trees

Sun beats so hard that it reddens black skin

Yet we bask in its heat and we try to begin

To rekindle the warmth but the candle is dead

Dead like the cold side of a widow’s bed


Where once there were ports

Well I can’t berth in those lies

Like lightning strikes

From the murderous skies

Where once there were ports

I can’t berth in those lies

We’ll beach this lost love

Where the ships go to die


Hearts and minds swirling out of control

Not enough fingers for too many holes

Taking on water faster than prayers

Bailing the sadness with a cup of despair

Shelter once known, so far out of reach

Dead and abandoned she lays on a beach


Where once there were ports

Well I can’t berth in those lies

Like lightning strikes

From the murderous skies

Where once there were ports

Well I can’t berth in those lies

We’ll beach this lost love

Where the ships go to die


Times a picture that we paint in our minds

Sinking ships, nobody gets out alive

Cover Art for New SINGLE…

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

…i thought I’d share with you the story behind the cover art for upcoming single ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’.

I found this wonderful photograph attributed with an online article (the economist) on ship dismantling in Bangladesh. The picture was everything I had been looking for in terms of the mood of the song. We tracked down and contacted Bangladeshi based photographer Saiful Huq Omi/Counter Foto to seek permission, which he duly granted. Saiful’s work has been displayed in the following publications (New York Time’s, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Economist and the BBC to name but a few).

After we had the photograph we sent it over to New York based graphics designer Scott Braun (who we’d already hired to work on a new logo) and he did a fantastic job putting the artwork together . Scott also has long list of established clients on his resume / cv!

Massive thanks to both gentlemen for their talents and wonderful contribution to the project. The single is due out on the 28th August 2020, pre-save link: https://ingroov.es/where-the-ships-go-to

New single ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

My new single ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’ is finally ready to have a vintage bottle of champagne cracked off her bows and sent off to sail far as long as the wind may carry her.

Its been a long road but I’m delighted to announce ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’ is available from Royale Music via INgrooves (Parent Co, Universal Music) on Friday the 28th August….more news soon.

Oh and here’s the pre-save link for all your Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer requirements. It’ll be available on all digital platforms.

Cheers

Colin

https://ingroov.es/where-the-ships-go-to

New Music Alert!!

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

I can finally announce that I’ll be releasing a new single during August 2020. I’ll have more details very soon!!!

COMING SOON!!!!!

Stonehaven Radio Station P&J piece

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

The Press and Journal’s Scott Begbie has done a historical piece on Stonehaven’s old Ship to Shore Radio Station from it’s role in World War 2 and the Piper Alpha tragedy. He spoke with some of the folk that used to work there as a working ship to shore radio station, including my Uncle Gordon Reid and Ally Taylor.

He also talks about it’s future as a brewery for Six Degrees North Brewery in Stonehaven.

I was interviewed for my input on my 2010 song ‘Stonehaven Radio Station and Me’ and touched on my upcoming (comeback) single ‘Where The Ships Go To Die’.

Please give it a read. It’s a wonderful piece.

Thanks
Colin x

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/nostalgia/2289107/the-north-east-radio-lifeline-that-saved-countless-lives-through-war-and-peace-and-tragedy/?fbclid=IwAR0U9Lt0ULC_g0ATbxMK5KBopeivL2vijw_dkx9eZe_M1l0MxrrDScbjspg

New music video for Dunnottar Skies

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

**NEW MUSIC VIDEO**


Debut music video ‘DUNNOTTAR SKIES’ is here from the album “The Never Ending Pageant”.

Dunnottar Skies VIDEO


CREDITS:
‘Dunnottar Skies’ recorded in San Diego & San Francisco, California, USA by Alan Sanderson with additional recording in Nairn, Scotland by Ken Allardyce.


Video, Edit & Production by Craig Rian.
Drone footage by Mark Westguard (Dunnottar Castle).
Additional video & drone footage by Albert Labombard
Studio filming by Kevin Smith (Captain Toms music studio, Aberdeen, Scotland).


Actress – Angela Rummans


USA – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-never-ending-pageant/id899132325
UK – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-never-ending-pageant/id899132325
www.colinclyne.com & Fat Hippy Records, UK

Colin Clyne lyrics in new CG Buswell Book!

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Scottish author CG Buswell references my music and lyrics in his most recent book ‘The Drummer Boy’. CG’s books usually revolve around Scottish Army Battlion the ‘Gordon Highlanders’, which in itself it ironic as my Father was indeed a member many moons ago.

In the authors own words:

‘…Colin Clyne is the singer whose lyrics feature in The Drummer Boy novel and I think they seamlessly slotted into the sadness, anger and then elated moods Scott was feeling…’

This wonderful novel can be purchased here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1519036930/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=1519036930&linkCode=as2&tag=borntoloaf-21

Warmest thanks
Colin x

Mackie of Scotland, singing to cows & Doricana Fest 2016

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Doricana Fest are partnering with Mackies of Scotland for our first festival. It’s an honour to share the stage with one of Scotland’s finest family businesses.

Also, there’s been a lot of press and publicity regarding our little cow experiment up at Mackies too. I’ve been up to visit the dairy cows to perform a few acoustic songs for them. Also, they’ve been listening to my two albums on a non stop loop for a few weeks. The milk yield during this period of time will be noted and we shall find out if ‘Country Music’ (Doricana) improves milk yield in dairy cows…….watch this space!

As for tickets to Doricana:

http://www.masimpsons.com/musicshop/prod_4919518-Doricana-Fest-Saturday-8th-Oct-2016.html

And as for the video on the cows experiment:

Thanks for all the support
C x

Doricana Fest, Stonehaven, UK, 8th October

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Stonehaven, Scotland-A new Americana music festival, “Doricana Fest”, will take place at the Stonehaven Town Hall on October 8, 2016 from 4pm. Jointly spearheaded by local award winning Americana Singer/Songwriter Colin Clyne and Almost Blue Promotion’s head honcho Martin Raitt.

Stonehaven is tuning up for a boot scooting new Americana music festival aimed at visitors and locals alike. The one day (family) festival will feature 6 Scottish bands with Americana roots including The Holy Ghosts (Edinburgh), Colin Clyne (Stonehaven), Daniel Meade (Glasgow), The New Madrids (Perth), Mikey Maclennan (The Carloways, Bridge of Earn) and The Malpaso Gang (Aberdeen).

The event is based at 250 person capacity Stonehaven Town Hall. Day ticket price will be £13 standard / £10 concession. Children 12 and Under are FREE.

Tickets available at Ma Simpsons :