Constant Follower have unveiled a gorgeous live session filmed from the top of The National Wallace Monument, overlooking their hometown of Stirling. Since releasing their critically acclaimed debut album Neither Is, Nor Ever Was last year on the group have been busy touring, playing shows festivals not limited to the UK, including SXSW in Texas.
The band have now treated fans to this unique recorded live session. Directed by Martin J. The stunning new video was filmed earlier this year and features the tracks ‘I Can’t Wake You’, ‘Weave of the World’ and ‘The Merry Dancers On TV’ from the groups debut album, played in a setting as stunning as the songs themselves. Frontman and songwriter McAll’s delicate finger-picked guitar sounds crisp against his warming baritone, pairing well with the atmospheric scene.
Constant Follower’s drifting, heart-rending sound is a dreamlike reflection of McAll’s own life. Growing up in Glasgow, McAll was randomly attacked on his way home from his girlfriend’s house one evening near his 17th birthday. The catastrophic head injuries left him partially paralysed, unable to write or play guitar, and with all of his childhood memories up until that point gone. He spent the next decade on Scotland’s windswept West Coast, recovering, and gradually re-learning how to play guitar. He began reading the poetry of Norman MacCaig, as it was the only prose he could follow, and eventually the songs that make up his stunning debut began to emerge. The writing on the album breathes the salt spray, and the gentle beauty of the Scottish expanse.
The groups music is a beautiful reflection of this incredible story and has been described as “A triumph after tragedy, in some ways” The full session is available to watch here.
As well as a handful of July dates, Constant Follower are currently gearing up for a string of ‘Scotland on Tour’ dates, starting on 20th October in Tighnabruaich and ending on 30th October at Lochinver. See below for full dates:
20/07/2022 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
21/07/2022 – Broadcast, Glasgow
22/07/2022 – Secret Location, Stirling
20/10/2022 – The Hollies, Tighnabruaich
21/10/2022 – An Tobar, Mull
25/10/2022 – River Garden, Ayr
26/10/2022 – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow
27/10/2022 – Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling
28/10/2022 – The Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh
29/10/2022 – Inverness Cathedral, Inverness
30/10/2022 – Village Hall, Lochinver
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