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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

Curtain Call

Here I sit in this dingy room
Alone with needle, tourniquet and spoon
Just me and a bed and the poppy haze
Here I’ll stay until they take me to the grave

It hasn’t always been the same
The audience used to call my name
You should’ve seen me in my finery
Let me tell you how it used to be

At the curtain call, show time again
I’d take to the stage with my cape and my cane
At the curtain call, show time again

I must have seen and done it all
Played to sell out crowds at the Egyptian Hall
Held the court with high society
Thought this was how they would remember me

I knew every trick in the book
Shared a bill with Maskelyne & Cooke
And every night I’d act out thrilling scenes
But your face it still haunts my dreams

At the curtain call, show time again
I’d take to the stage with my cape and my cane
At the curtain call, show time again

It’s over, it’s over, it’s over now…

And I don’t know how it all went wrong
We’d performed the bullet trick for oh so long
Keller told Houdini it was cursed
Should’ve listened to their cautionary words

The palm, the ditch, the steal went down
My sleight of hand techniques I thought were sound
The load and simulation seemed to go OK
But the misdirection and the switch took you away

At the curtain call, show time again
I’d take to the stage with my cape and my cane
At the curtain call, show time again

Here’s my curtain call, show time again
Never thought I’d pick up this revolver again
Maybe soon I can be with you again

It’s over, it’s over, it’s over now…
It’s over, it’s over, it’s over now…

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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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