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    Three studio albums into the Wynntown Marshals’ career, the band mark a decade together with the release of a new album entitled “After All These Years”.

    Primarily a retrospective look back at some of the recorded highlights of the past ten years, the 16-track collection also includes 3 new, previously unreleased, tracks which set the scene for the next chapter in the band’s history.

    There’s something for everyone on this collection. Early story songs such as the epic “11:15” (which tells the tale of the greatest flood in modern UK history which took place in rural Aberdeenshire) lock horns with the criminally-overlooked 2009 B-side “The Burning Blue”.

    The reworking of early EP track “Different Drug” (recorded by the current line-up, featuring a sublime extended outro), the country-shuffle of “Snowflake” (possibly the only Americana song about an albino gorilla in existence) and the sprawling, stellar live favourite “Tide” are all wonderful examples of the unique sound that the Marshals have created and honed over the last 10 years.

    The lyrics are never throwaway, the subject matter often obscure. World-weary yet uplifting melodies are channelled by strident guitars and gorgeous vocal harmonies, offset by beautiful keyboard parts and driven by a rock-solid rhythm section.

    Once referred to as ‘The Masters of Midtempo’, the band can also deftly turn their hand to heart-warming, uplifting power pop.

    “After All These Years” is by turns a celebratory, cerebral, nostalgic and just downright joyous collection. It acts as a retrospective, a potted history, a memoir of a decade of making music and as the perfect nod to what the future holds in store for this most resolute and hard-working of bands.

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lyrics

11:15

The perfect storm came in the summertime
August 3rd 1829, swore they’d never seen that kind of rain
You could hear the sound of thunder and the ground began to shake
All those rivers in spate, 60 acres became a lake

Everybody in the north east was taken by surprise
Some folks said that the lightning looked like liquid fire in the sky
Two whole days, non stop rain
Two whole days, non stop rain

Foot by foot the mighty lakes and angry rivers rose
Well they wiped out farms and toppled trees from Inverness to Montrose
Boats were forced out of the sea
And there were drowning animals as far as the eye could see

The people ran for cover from the catastrophic floods
There was talk of divine retribution and the vengeance of the lord
Even the minister lost and acre of his land yesterday
And the five arch Telford granite bridge has been all but swept away

Everybody in the north east was taken by surprise
Some folks said that the lightning looked like liquid fire in the sky
Two whole days, non stop rain
Two whole days, non stop rain

The innkeeper’s name was Cruickshank and he did the best he could
He took his ancient float on down the burn to salvage some of his wood
He got swept away but before he was lost he jumped onto a tree
Stranded in the rising black, how he held on is still a mystery to me

All attempts at rescue failed as the darkness it came down
His shouts for help were all that were heard by the people of the town
In the morning the tree was gone, his body washed up downstream
His pocket watch was found fully wound it had stopped at 11.15

Everybody in the north east was taken by surprise
Some folks said that the lightning looked like liquid fire in the sky
Two whole days, non stop rain
Two whole days, non stop rain
Two whole days, non stop rain
Two whole days, non stop rain

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from After All These Years, released September 1, 2017

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The Wynntown Marshals Edinburgh, UK

Formed in Edinburgh in 2007, The Marshals tip their hat to The Jayhawks, Wilco, Drive-By Truckers, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams & Neil Young.

Their sound can loosely be described as ‘country rock' with powerpop hooks, but they love layered guitars, catchy choruses and have an unabashed belief in the power of rock music as a storytelling medium.

The new album "The Long Haul" is out now!
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