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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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Red Clay Hill

Last night I dreamt that I took a walk in an Ansel Adams picture
Saw Half-Dome bathed in monochrome
And on one heel I had a blister
Took off my boots to ease the pain
Then put them back on against my will
When I woke I knew the time had come to climb Red Clay Hill

That hill commands the land that surrounds the house in which we live
Bisects the motorways where I spend most of my days
Reminds me I have more to give
It was there where I first found you
When we felt winter's bitter chill
So will you walk with me again upon Red Clay Hill

From the top you can see the runways and lights from the air traffic tower
Where jet planes carry people to the skies at over a hundred miles an hour
Buzzards rule the skies above me
Eyeing their next kill
Next time you go, please look below
that might be me on Red Clay Hill

If we go up one side
We can go down another
I first came up here alone
But we went down together

It was there where I first found you
When we felt winter's bitter chill
So will you walk with me again upon Red Clay Hill

It was there where I first found you
When we felt winter's bitter chill
And when I leave this earth you can bury me on Red Clay Hill
You can bury me on Red Clay Hill

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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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