Dealing in grim fairytales and unlikely truths, at once home-grown and universal, Solareye is best known as the lyricist and principal songwriter with alternative hip-hop group Stanley Odd.
His debut solo album All These People Are Me has been a long time coming. Due for release on 4th May, the record champions oddness and outsiderdom, channels anger, subverts humour, observes and stays stubbornly optimistic. The album is a high functioning schizophrenic. And argues that everyone else is too. It is hip-hop for hip-hop heads, alternative for the alternators, threadbare soul music for the digital age. It tells stories, paints pictures, raps about rapping and pushes some boundaries along the way.
With Stanley Odd, Solareye has toured extensively throughout the UK and around the globe. The band’s second studio album ‘Reject’ was shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year 2013 and third album, ‘A Thing Brand New’, was placed at No.2 in the Herald’s Best Scottish Albums of 2014.
His music has been featured on BBC Radio and Television, RTÉ2, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), ARD Germany and many others. His written poetry has been published in a range of publications including Gutter Magazine and Neu! Reekie!’s #UntitledTwo anthology.