Neither Is, Nor Ever Was

SHIMMY-2007 / Release Date: October 1, 2021

"Neither Is, Nor Ever Was" - co-produced by Scottish songwriter Stephen McAll and renowned producer and Shimmy-Disc founder Kramer.

Written following 10 years of isolation on the West Coast of Scotland; re-learning to write and play guitar following a violent gang attack in Glasgow that left McAll with a devastating head injury, semi-paralysed, and with all previous memories gone.

Kramer describing McAll’s music in his own words " interior force to be reckoned with. I've never experienced anything quite like it. It weaves elements of the past around a future I was wholly unaware of before hearing these breath-taking songs, each one a kind of memorial to a memory that may or may not have merely been imagined or hoped into existence."

Stephen McAll photo by Kathleen Stosch

“The neo-folk music of Stephen McAll and his band, Constant Follower, is intimate, unvarnished. Its raw inner beauty casts a deeply affecting spell. McAll’s husky murmur and the sensitive accompaniment is a rare source of comfort, like gently flickering log fire embers on the darkest night of the year. McAll and co have composed the perfect huddling soundtrack. It’s swaddled in sadness, but always offers hope.”
The Scotsman, 2021

“A beautiful piece of songwriting, with its simple poignancy carrying with it the wisdom only experience can offer.”
Clash Magazine, 2020

“More brilliant new music from Scotland. From Stirling, it's the sublime Constant Follower.”
Nicola Meighan, BBC Radio Scotland, 2021

Mixed & Mastered by Kramer

1 - I Can't Wake You
2 - The Merry Dancers on TV
3 - Set Aside Some Time
4 - Spirits in the RoofTree
5 - Altona6 - Weave of the World
7 - One Word Away
8 - Little Marble
9 - What's Left To Say