The Burning Blue

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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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The Burning Blue

Fire ‘em up lads and have no fear
Squadron Leader says the coast is clear
Just a routine patrol
We've been here countless times before

Said that the last time we did this run
Got bounced by some 110’s came out of the sun
I thank this parachute on my back
‘Cos my best friend he didn’t come back

The powers that be say it’s worth the cost
It’s in these skies the war will be won or lost

Don’t understand how we got this far
Finished basic training at the end of March
These last few months have been a blur
Sleep depravation a new kind of war

I swing my harness up on through the door
Your picture’s next to my heart and my will’s on the cockpit floor
Now it’s every man for himself
Superstition is bad for your health

The powers that be say it’s worth the cost
It’s in these skies the war will be won or lost

Keep an eye out over your shoulder
That’s what the guys in the mess say to do
They must be doing something right ‘cos they’re still here drinking
Still here drinking…

Up in the burning blue
Better keep your wits around you
When the tracers are flying and people are dying
Hell, you’ve got a job to do

The powers that be say it’s worth the cost
It’s in these skies the war will be won or lost

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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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