The Maitlands' latest single Daunting From Derker is something of a departure in style from the band that changes its line up more often than there's delays on the Rochdale branch of Manchester's Metrolink which coincidentally is the setting for this new track.
Clocking in at close to five and a half minutes, Daunting From Derker breaks many of the rules of the single business. Repetition throughout and a last minute that could be part of a completely different song make it positively radio unfriendly, but what Daunting From Derker does is tell the tale of an aborted tram journey home after a night on the tiles and the adventures of that ride. It's told with the style of much of Pulp's early work, simple but descriptive, and with a vocal style you wouldn't expect from front man Carl's previous work.
The Maitlands headline Salford Eagle Inn tonight (September 15) before playing Greenfield The Railway (29), Sowerby Bridge The Blind Pig (October 5), Ashton-Under-Lyne Witchwood (7), Sowerby Bridge The Blind Pig Oxjam (13 - 3pm), Manchester The Bread Shed (13 - evening) and Manchester Night And Day (November 1).
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