Different Drug (2017)

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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

Different Drug [2017]

Got up today, legs they felt heavy
Thought about taking back some of the things I’d said
Maybe I just need an explanation
Maybe I should just head on back to bed

Cos sometimes heartache is just a chance you have to take
You’ve been leaving footprints on the rug
We can all find better peace of mind
We can always use a different drug

We go to lunch in expensive restaurants
You know I don’t like overpriced food
Later on have another bottle
Are you sure the last one did us any good?

About 4 o clock I took the call
You said she served her time in the Wrens
At least we had a chance to say goodbye now
A chance to say goodbye with all of your friends

Cos sometimes heartache is just a chance you have to take
You’ve been leaving footprints on the rug
We can all find a better peace of mind
We can always use a different drug

And the drugs they help you out
Do they give you all the answers?
We will find each other somehow
We will find each other there

And sometimes heartache is just a chance you have to take
You’ve been leaving footprints on the rug
We can all find a better peace of mind
We can always use a different drug

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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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