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English Fen dweller Dan Donovan, aka The Dan the D continues to build on his own unique musical journey, with his new album, Bat Beats.

With early beginnings in 1990 his then grebo goth rock outfit Tribe of Dan landed a BBC Radio 1 session, this launched Dan’s music into the ears of the wider public and so began his eclectic musical odyssey.

With his penchant for blues derivative gritty rock and his love of all things off-centre he continues to embrace his influences from Tom Waits, Iggy Pop to the more contemporary flavours of Black Keys or any number of Jack White’s musical ventures.

Never standing still Dan hones his songwriting again and has produced a new album ‘Bat Beats’ which is out now.

‘Holed up for a year as the world locked down keeping a clear head felt beyond reach. Looking for that positive twist, digging deep for a spark, writing these new songs was my therapy.’ Dan Donovan

Producer Gav Monaghan (The Editors, Robert Plant, The Twang, Ocean Colour Scene) aka The Bat and Dan Donovan aka Mr.Moose worked together remotely on this album from the close of 2020, they baked up a treat and Dan raised a nod to the chaos as a worldwide pandemic rained down.

Shut away Donovan wrote & recorded all the tracks in The Moose Shack, Fenland, England and Monaghan then worked his magic on the mixes some 120 miles away in his bat cave, The Magic Garden.

After years of collaboration with Gavin Monaghan, Dan says ‘Our shared love of gritty leftfield grooves, crankin guitars and bruising beats meant these new tunes dropped sweetly into place, I baked the cake and Gav dressed it with the icing.’

Donovan embraced 70’s glam rock sonics, Krautrock beats, Desert Rock ambience and created his own garage-rock fueled sound.

Bat Beats is visceral and frank, deeply reflective with a ton of soul-searching to boot.