The End of the Golden Age - OUT NOW!
[updated 15th May 2015]
So, the new album is out now and we're so proud and excited about our new release that we wanted to remind you of the exciting packages that are available for you right now...
- Immediate Download of "The End Of The Golden Age" in the file format of your choice, from .mp3 to various lossless formats [£7.00]
- CD of "The End Of The Golden Age" in a digipack featuring the fabulous Tom Gauld Artwork [£10.00 plus P&P]
- 180g Vinyl LP of "The End Of The Golden Age" featuring a full gatefold sleeve of the fabulous Tom Gauld Artwork [£16.50 plus P&P]
We are also offering two exclusive 'bundles' featuring a high quality, limited edition [1 of only 50 in the whole world]] signed print of the album artwork by Tom Gauld
- CD of "The End Of The Golden Age" and a limited edition print [£35.00 plus P&P]
- 180g Vinyl LP of "The End Of The Golden Age" and a limited edition print [£40.00 plus P&P]
All these, and more, can be purchased over at www.thewynntownmarshals.com/shop
We're taking our Americana gospel out and about and, for those in the Edinburgh area, we're playing an acoustic in-store at Coda Music on the Mound on Friday 22nd May, starting at 5pm. So join us for music, snacks and beers. We'll even sign your new album for you! We're nice like that...
For those further afield, we begin our next European tour adventure on 28th May and you can find your closest city on our "Shows" page.
We then come back (hopefully brimming with confidence!) for our official Edinburgh launch show at the Ballroom in the Voodoo Rooms on Friday 12th June. Tickets are already selling fast and you can get yours at Ripping Records' website.
Thanks again for your incredible support so far. We're looking forward to seeing many of you over the next few weeks.
In the meantime, here's a wee video of the making of "The End Of The Golden Age" to give you a taster of the songs and the process behind it here
Keith, Iain, Murdo, Kenny and Richie xo
The End of the Golden Age - pre-order your copy today
[updated 23rd April 2015]
It's been a while since you were last updated. I know some/most of you have kept up with the goings on in Wynntown HQ by the wonderful means of our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Well, we've been working away feverishly to bring you a brand spanking new 10-track album, just in time for the summer months. And now it's time to let our 'babies' fly from the nest...
The new album entitled 'The End Of The Golden Age' will be officially released via our wonderful label, Blue Rose Records, throughout Europe from May 8th, but you have a chance to pre-order yours today...and we have some interesting limited edition packages for you to choose from!
We've been extremely fortunate to have the renowned illustrator Tom Gauld (Guardian, New Yorker) to have designed bespoke cover art, which we adore!
Tom has also very kindly allowed us to make available a limited edition run of just fifty (50) 15.7" x 8.7" (398 x 220mm for all you metric enthusiasts) prints, and he will sign and number these. These strictly limited prints are only available as bundles - either with a CD or Vinyl copy of the album. Due to advance demand for these, we strongly advise you not to sit back and wait to buy one at our merch table when we hit the road next month. The only way to guarantee securing one of these beautiful pieces of original art is to pre-order one asap.
Also as another first for the Wynntown Marshals, we're delighted to be releasing the album on 180g vinyl with a spectacular gatefold sleeve - again depicting the fabulous Tom Gauld cover art...(a wee word of warning though, due to a minor delay at the pressing plant, the Vinyl will not be shipped until mid May)
All these are available for you to pre-order over at our Bandcamp webstore and with EVERY pre-order you'll get an instant download of 'Red Clay Hill' to enjoy straight away.
In addition to the new album, we also have a new Twitter account, so if Twitter is your social media channel of choice, why not follow us on @wynntownhq
The album has already been well received by those select few who have heard advance promo copies. The first official review (from those lovely folks over at Blabber 'n' Smoke) gushed with praise and said "While The Long Haul portrayed a band triumphant in the face of adversity, here they are riding a wave of popular acclaim and success.." Which is nice....
We want to leave you with some diary entries, as we are embarking on another headline tour of Germany and Holland towards the end of May, full details can be obtained here.
For those of you closer to home we'll be having our official Album Launch gig on Friday 12 June at Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms. Having sold out the intimate Speakeasy on 3 previous occasions, this time we will be headlining the larger Ballroom with our special guests and very dear friends Dropkick (featuring Andrew Taylor - producer of the last two Marshals' albums) opening the show. Tickets are selling well already, and you can get yours here
Finally, you know us kind folks here at Wynntown HQ don't like to leave you empty-handed so, as a taster of things to come, please click here to watch the video for 'Red Clay Hill" the lead track to the new album. The track features the gorgeous guest vocals of our good friend Hannah Elton-Wall from the Redlands Palamino Co.
We hope you enjoy it, and if so, remember you can pre-order your copy of the album today.
Thanks everyone for your support and patience, and stay tuned for more regular updates
Keith, Iain, Murdoch, Kenny, and Richie xo
The Nights are Drawing In...
[updated 3rd October 2013]
At this time of the year most folks normally start winding down and huddling around the fire in preparation for those cold winter nights... but NOT if you are a Marshal! If anything, things are about to get even more hectic than usual as we approach Christmas. "So, what's 'the goss'?", I hear you ask...
Our 'lead story' is that Keith is currently on 'paternity leave' as his wife Fiona gave birth to a beautiful little boy on Saturday 21st September! Welcome to Wynntown, little Lyall Benzie!
In other news, we are currently scheduling European dates for April 2014, and have also confirmed a few Scottish gigs between now and the end of the year.
Even more exciting than that though is the fact that we've been invited to play in Hannover, Germany at the Blue Rose Records Christmas Party at the famous Blues Garage on Saturday 7th December. Also on the bill are Hardpan, Ad Vanderveen, and Shurman. More details abnout all our forthcoming shows can be found here.
As you will know from our last news update, we recently signed to Blue Rose Records, who have licensed "The Long Haul" for a full European release. The album came out in Germany on 20th September, and the initial reception from critics and music fans has been amazing! We were blown away by the reviews from elsewhere and it seems that the Germans have really taken the album to their hearts too... So far, at least!
As an extension of the Blue Rose Records deal and in a ‘first' for Marshals' fans, Blue Rose have made "The Long Haul" available on vinyl through a MAIL ORDER ONLY exclusive on their website! Better still, each custom LP is a unique copy, done ‘by request' only, and you will have your name pressed on to the LP label! Blue Rose use high quality, 180g vinyl and, since the running time of "The Long Haul" is around 50 minutes, the vinyl edition is a 3-sided, 2-LP set. Nice, huh?
This one-off, collectible format will only set you back €24,90 plus postage and packing costs. Full details are available on the Blue Rose website (select our name from the foot of the list of our fellow Blue Rose artists down the left-hand side and click on the "2-LP Personal Vinyl" option from the menu).
For those new to the party, you can enjoy a Blue Rose-themed video sampler for "The Long Haul" here.
In July, a few days before "The Long Haul" was released in Europe, we recorded an interview for Andrew Moir's "This Is The Show" podcast. All five of the band were present and we talked about a whole load of stuff - the creative process from writing to recording; the line-up changes and the impact this had on the band and the direction the new album took; the future; recording vs. playing live; and so on. The interview wound up with Keith and Iain performing a lovely, exclusive, stripped-down duo version of "Curtain Call", and you can hear the whole show here.
A few days later, we all trooped down to the beautiful setting of Cramond on the Firth of Forth to shoot a video for "Tide". In true Scottish style, despite it being officially ‘summer', the weather was typically (cough) ‘uninviting', but the grey skies, the shivering band members, and the charcoal waves crashing off the rocks around us and lapping at our feet seemed somehow more apt for the mood of the song. Anyhow, here is the finished article for your visual ‘pleasure'.
The News You've All Been Waiting For...
[updated 18th July 2013]
We are delighted to announce that The Wynntown Marshals are now part of the Blue Rose Records family!
We have agreed a licensing deal for "The Long Haul" to receive an official release through Blue Rose Records in Germany, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Portugal, Austria and Switzerland!
The aim is to have the album in the shops by September 2013 (or as close as possible, dependent upon distributors' schedules in each territory).
This is great news and we'd like to thank each and every one of you for all your support you've given the band over the last 6 years or so. We wouldn't be here without an audience!
Also, notable mentions must go out to:
- Edgar Heckmann at Blue Rose for showing faith in the Marshals
- our dear friend Dietmar Leibecke for his tireless (and unpaid - we're Scottish remember!) work for us in Europe
- our booking agent Karen Proeme (who might become even busier now!)
- our fantastic PR team of Hans Broere, Jim Soars and Bob Buchan who have put in a ton of hard work since 2009
We now join a label whose list of past and present releases reads like a 'who's who' of the Americana, alt.country, and roots scene - Band of Heathens, Leeroy Stagger, Boz Scaggs, Sons of Bill, Bottle Rockets, June Carter Cash... and now US!
Have a beer on us tonight! ;o)
Onwards and upwards...
The Waiting is the Hardest Part...
[updated 1st May 2013]
Well, the time has finally come... Some of you will probably have taken part in the build-up to today, and now is your first chance to own the next chapter in The Wynntown Marshals' history.
As well as today seeing the live debut of our new line-up where we will premiere a sizeable chunk of tracks from our forthcoming album "The Long Haul", you can also pre-order your copy from today AND receive a hefty discount to boot! If you sign up to our mailing list now (see the top right-hand corner of this page), we'll send you an email containing a discount code entitling you to a 15% reduction on pre-orders!
To keep you going, you'll also get an instant download of "Low Country Comedown" to take away and enjoy whilst you wait until the release date when the remaining tracks will be emailed to you or, if you're a lover of all things 'physical' (and who isn't?), we haven't forgotten about you. The 15% discount also applies to orders of the actual CD as well as the download. But hurry if you want one... they're limited stock!
As you'll already have noticed, today also sees the launch of our new-look website where you can see upcoming tour dates, listen to ALL Wynntown Marshals' releases (old and new), keep up to date with the latest news, and view our gallery of pictures and videos...
Speaking of videos, as a teaser we shot a video for "Low Country Comedown" and you can see it by clicking here.
Enjoy the site, enjoy the songs, and happy shopping.
See you out there