Low Country Comedown

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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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Low Country Comedown

The cobbled streets we walked upon
The canals were lined with trees
They evoked a simpler time and place
You found me on my knees

The whisky that you bought me
Tasted good but tasted strong
The dim light in that bar room
Told me we'd been away too long

This is a low country comedown
Now I'm back in the arms of the ones I love
This is a low country comedown
5 days away from you is sometimes too much
It's been so good to see you this time

As we turned the van homeward I swore
This time there'd be no ifs or buts
The road marked on the sat nav
Looked like a mess of twisted guts

The hotel rooms merge into one
The ceiling always looks the same
You can help me out when I'm passing out
But someone else can take the blame

This is a low country comedown
Now I'm back in the arms of the land I love
This is a low country comedown
5 days with you is never enough
It's been so good to see you
This time out

800 miles is a long way from home
I can see you growing up in the pictures on my phone
And if my eyes they fill up
And spill over like a coffee cup
Just know that I can't make it on my own

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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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