EP track ‘Rows & Rows Of Boxes’ is an evocative vignette that serves as the perfect example of Sorren’s stripped back guitar and lyrically driven sound. You can stream and download it for free from the ABoF SoundCloud page.
Sorren’s delicate indie folk sound perfectly captures the desolate beauty of his homeland on the Isle Of Mull. There’s a warmth to his voice and guitar playing that gives the listener a feeling of closeness. This is none more apparent on EP track ‘If Not For You’, where one feels that Sorren could almost be in the room with you. While the title track Way Back Home portrays the longing desperation of life on the road, and the bittersweet homecoming that follows upon the journey back to a more sedate normality. There is a definitive and accomplished quality to Sorren’s sound that allows his voice and guitar to share the spotlight simultaneously.
Growing up on the Isle of Mull, Sorren began playing in bands from age 11. He recorded his debut album, Island, withColin MacIntyre of Mull Historical Society, which led on to Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble inviting Sorren to co-write his second solo album, The Impossible Song and Other Songs, and they’ve been working together ever since.
As well as playing and touring with Roddy and Mull Historical Society, Sorren also plays in a duo with virtuoso guitarist Finlay Wells. He also produced the EP Echoes by singer Laurie Cameron, which was used in Channel 4’sHollyoaks and his songs have appeared in E4’s Beaver Falls. Sorren regularly works and records with composerDonald Shaw of Capercaillie, creating music for the soundtracks to BBC Two’s acclaimed Hebrides series and the award winning childrens tv show Katie Morag, as well as many BBC documentaries including McQueen of Scots.
Sorren’s undoubted talent has seen him transcend his own musical projects, having performed on over 20 albums, including upcoming releases from Nashville singer Eliza Lynn and one of Scotlands finest exports, King Creosotewhom he is supporting currently on tour. Catch him live at the following dates:
29th January – Warwick Arts Centre – Coventry
30th January – St Mary’s Church – Ashford
31st January – The Marble Factory – Bristol
1st February – Ropetackle – Shoreham By Sea
2nd February – Union Chapel – London
3rd February – Union Chapel – London
7th March – ABC – Glasgow
10th March – The Institute – Birmingham
12th March – The Ritz – Manchester
13th March – Roundhouse – London
Supporting Roddy Woomble
9th April – Kings Place London