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Growing gently from the haunting landscapes and enchanting seas of the islands, acclaimed singer-songwriter Richard Macintyre slowly emerged from the darkness of winter on the Isle of Skye, his home, a small Hebridean island in the North Atlantic sea off the coast of Scotland.


Recording through the night in a cupboard full of old coats, as the snow melted, Siiga remained - its roots bursting into life through Macintyre’s captivating song-writing, delicate artwork and transcendental videos, all of which would go on to create his debut album 'The Sea and The Mirror'


Once again in 2020  Siiga took listeners on a celestial journey with his follow up release 'Gemini Rising'.  An 8 song collection guiding its audience through love, loss and healing within to rise into the future - to question our place on this mystical, sleeping giant ball of energy amongst the stars.


“Gemini, the twin sign of the Zodiac is a mystical and infinitely powerful representation of the dual nature held deep within us all” said Macintyre. “There is a symmetry entwining the higher and lower self, connecting the shadow to the light, a mirror within the soul. Losing everything, when all hope feels lost, we await and awaken this fire from within, drawing upon its strength to pull us from despair and isolation, to soar onward into the horizon like Gemini Rising.”


Having already played to audiences across the U.K, Ireland, Europe and the U.S., Siiga has been heralded by Scotland’s radio and blogging community as ‘under the skin beauty’, ‘stunning in its emotion’ and ‘spellbinding’.

Siiga will return in 2024 with a third full studio album currently being recorded with songs written during a period of self imposed exile living in the mediterranean South of France amongst the open night skies and vivid colours of the landscapes around him over the last years.

"For a while I thought I had maybe closed the door on this part of my life, the sparks had faded and life became very hard but I realised no matter how much I try to switch off from the abstract nature of creative adventure, it’s actually not something exterior that I have any real control over, it’s not like a bad habit or a nervous tick you can phase out, an itch you can scratch away, it’s just lives deep inside you like a mischievous ghost haunting a house he will never leave and there’s no getting away from it, you have to let him come and dance with you back down the rabbit hole for another roll of the dice into the unknown."

Bill Bentley - A&R Director Concord Music Group, PR for Neil Young and Lou Reed had this to say on Siiga after their live show at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, USA. 

'Lately I’ve been listening to this deep singer-songwriter from Scotland named Richard Macintyre. His band is named Siiga and he’s from the Isle of Skye there. I can’t stop listening to his debut release. He played in Los Angeles a month ago at Hotel Café and I got to see him live, then found the album. It hit me right where great music always does: the heart. The world will definitely discover Macintyre. You can just feel it coming. When I hear his music, it makes me wonder what it must have been like at Warner Bros. Records in 1967 when they first heard Van Morrison’s test pressing of the Astral Weeks album. Coming off the huge Top 40 hit “Brown-Eyed Girl,” I would bet the label thought they’d be getting something different but hopefully they knew they were in the presence of something timeless.  Music is something without rules, and my feeling is always to look for surprises, because today’s surprise could well be tomorrow’s legend.

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