The End Of The Golden Age

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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 End Of The Golden Age

It was St Andrew’s Day, you were leaving
I remember it well, you didn’t really like that day
I asked you why, you replied ‘It means nothing’
Did you mean us or the celebration of our patron saint?

I used to keep your air mail letters
Tied up in a bundle in a drawer
Now they’re gone I think I threw them out
Didn’t need them anymore

So look up to the sky, kid
Don’t lose your sense of wonder, boy
This might be the end of the golden age
Can’t you hear the rolling thunder?
So look up to the sky, kid
Don’t lose your sense of wonder, boy
This might be the end of the golden age

The fairground was back on the village green
You could smell diesel fumes and candy floss in the air
The lights from the rides they lit up the night sky
And there were young lovers everywhere

So look up to the sky, kid
Don’t lose your sense of wonder, boy
This might be the end of the golden age
Can’t you hear the rolling thunder?
So look up to the sky, kid
Don’t lose your sense of wonder, boy
This might be the end of the golden age

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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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