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The Merry Dancers on TV (Shimmy Disc)

By • Sep 2nd, 2021 • Category: Single review

Stirling-based Constant Follower are releasing an album ‘Neither Is, Nor Ever Was’ later this year (October 1st) on the mighty Shimmy Disc label and this is the first taste of it. The band is led by Stephen McAll and the record had input from legendary US producer Kramer, as well as Scotland’s own Jonny Smillie.

It is an acoustic offering, with a haunting riff played on slide guitar maybe, along with some reflective lyrics. The overall vibe is wistful, with some great female backing vocals. There are keyboards and piano later on – supplementing the gentle but slightly unsettling themes… “The Merry Dancers” refers to the Northern Lights and the track reflects perhaps on the modern world’s loss on connection with the natural world outside our windows…

It augurs well for the debut album and they are playing some live dates around Scotland including the Glad Cafe Glasgow on September 30th.

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