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Constant Follower


Mare Music

Sun 12 May 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Old Lab
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
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0131 560 1580
Duration: 3h
Contains flashing lights. Standing only event. For access information please contact the venue directly

Constant Follower is the band formed around songwriter Stephen McAll. His debut album for legendary New York indie label Shimmy Disc was nominated for the 2022 Scottish Album of the Year Award (SAY) and found its way onto the top of multiple ‘Best Albums of 2021’ lists, leading to a string of notable performances including Austin’s SXSW 2022 and SXSW 2023, and a spellbinding set from the crown of Scotland’s National Wallace Monument.

A triumph after tragedy, the album was McAll’s first work many years after an unprovoked attack in his late teens left him with catastrophic head injuries, partially paralysed and unable to write or play guitar. The following decade was spent recovering on the West Coast of Scotland, learning to live, and eventually picking up the guitar to allow the songs that form his acclaimed debut ‘Neither Is, Nor Ever Was’ to emerge.

Now, Constant Follower eagerly await the release of their much anticipated second album. McAll helms the recording and production, capturing the essence of their sound from their Stirling base. To refine their sonic creation, McAll ventured to Austin, Texas, collaborating with the esteemed Dan Duszynski (Loma/SubPop) for mixing in March of this year. The upcoming album promises to build upon their previous success, unveiling new dimensions of Constant Follower’s captivating sound.

"A gorgeous struggle, deeply human and complex and ground in McAll’s reckoning with vivid moments that seem to carry lifetimes within them"The Austin Chronicle
"Instantly compelling, memorable and moving"Folk Radio UK
"An intimate and raw collection of songwriting, borne from small, personal moments and orchestrated into stirring layered beauty"Under The Radar
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