Here’s a bit of festive fun: a new Christmas single from the highly talented Daniel Maitland & Tim Palmer:
“This is our first ever christmas single. It’s philosophically a little in the Pogues meets Van Morrisson in Dicken’s Christmas Carol vein – with Gockenspiels, Prevarication, Childrens Choirs, Bittersweetness, Brass bands, Saxophones and Tuburcular bells.
Hope you like it as much as we do.
Happy Christmas from Dan, his talented producer, the badger headed Mr Tim Palmer and our wonderful Drummer boy Mr John Blease.”
– Daniel Maitland
More here: www.danielmaitland.co.uk
Poet and Songwriter Daniel Maitland released his debut solo album, Rumours Of A Nice Day, on Folkwit records in 2008 and got some nice reviews, especially from his friend Rose – who gave him genius rights to her larder (no, missus, behave!).
He is currently recording two new albums, having recovered from last one via the replenishing powers of Golf, Poker and comforting friends. The new albums will be called Voltz, and What about Junior and will be a reaction to the last unplugged stripped down slightly earnest effort, in that they are very much plugged in and lots of fun is being had with horns, strings, loops, BV’s and crossdressing. Hopeful release date will be early 2013 for at least one.
He has previously written two novels, one for children and a rather nasty one for adults, plus a miserable-ist’s travelogue – called the Black Diary. All of which he self published. His poetry has been featured on Sky TV and in a number of UK magazines, and was shortlisted in a number of national poetry competitions, including Faber and Faber. His words have been set by the North Sea Radio Orchestra and a number of other artists, including: Melanie Blatt, Nick Homes and members of the Stereo MC’s. He has a bumper poetry collection, ‘Even Bad Dogs do Good Things’ on sale now at a few good Book shops and at gigs. He has just finished his existential, quantum fantasy friend novella ‘Things Forgotten’ and is currently fighting off all major publishing houses, in a kind of unilateral way…