Passport Approved Top 10:

1) NOTHING BUT THIEVES - "Ban All The Music" (RCA, UK)
2) CLUB KURU - "Loot" (Believe, UK)
3) EWERT & THE TWO DRAGONS - "Pictures" (Warner Music Group, Estonia)
4) CIRCA WAVES - "T-Shirt Weather" (Transgressive/Kissability, UK)
5) CAPE LION "Called You Mine" (Sony, Sweden)
6) D/TROIT - "Do The Right Thing" (Crunchy Frog, Denmark)
7) BOOM! BAP! POW! "Suit" (Unsigned, Australia)
8) DINOSAUR PILE-UP - "11:11" (SO Recordings, UK)
9) KATÉA - "That Ain't Love" (Unsigned, Finland)
10) COASTS - "Oceans" (Tidal Recordings, UK)



Artist Of The Week

Growing up on the Isle of Mull in the Hebrides Islands off the west coast of Scotland, Sorren Maclean began playing in bands at the tender age of 11. He recorded his debut album, Island, with Colin MacIntyre of Mull Historical Society, which led to Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble inviting Sorren to co-write his second solo album, The Impossible Song and Other Songs; they’ve been working together ever since. Sorren regularly works and records with composer Donald Shaw of Capercaillie, creating music for the soundtracks to BBC Two’s acclaimed Hebrides series and the award-winning children’s TV show Katie Morag, as well as many BBC documentaries including McQueen of Scots. Sorren’s delicate indie folk sound perfectly captures the desolate beauty of his homeland on the Isle of Mull. Possessing a warmth to both his voice and guitar playing that gives the listener a feeling of closeness, there is a definitive and accomplished quality to Sorren’s sound that allows his vocals and six-string work to share the spotlight simultaneously. 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 Scotland’s finest exports, King Creosote.