Darren Hayman reveals Christmas song (of sorts)
Listen to the seasonally appropriate "Queen of Misrule" by Darren Hayman
The only outtake from Darren Hayman and the Long Parliament's new album 'The Violence', 'Queen of Misrule' is a Christmas song of sorts concerning Oliver Cromwell's supposed banning of Christmas. It was perhaps natural that puritans who perceived any image or effigy of god to be devilish or ungodly would eventually turn their prudent eyes on the Winter festival. Listen to it HERE.
The song itself was troublesome for Darren to complete and suffered many rewrites. In fact, an almost completely different version with alternate words and tune named 'The Christmas Wars' exists on his Christmas in Haworth record from last year.