Classic Hefner T-shirts are Back!

awesome-t-shirt-preview-80907-darren-hayman-2The classic Hefner logo T-shirts are back. It might be longer than 10 years since I last had these printed. You used to see them all over Reading Festival didn’t you?

It’s a bit of an experiment, I’m not sure how many of you wear band tees so I’ve only printed 100, let’s see how we go.

Also after some solid market research (half an hour on twitter) I’m inclined to think that not many people wanted fitted women’s tees any more, apparently they’re a bit 90s, but if this goes well let me know what you’d like to see. Also let me know if there were any other designs from yesteryear you’d like to see come back.

They come in 3 colours (Grey, Light Blue and Navy) and five sizes.

Size Chest (to fit):
S – 34/36″ // M – 38/40″ // L – 42/44″ // XL – 46/48″ // XXL – 50/52″

Available in four sizes, and two colours.

Buy now, prices include P and P.



Trains by Darren Hayman (CD)

I’ve tried a couple of times to group together some train related songs. Recently I was asked to write a song about my favourite train which is the Class 108 Diesel Multiple Unit. I like it because you can see out of the front window.

Making this song inspired me to revisit some old train songs I had and prepare them for release.

The picture disk has sold out from me but I still have the CD version with 8 new songs.

Here’s a video for ‘Class 108 Diesel Multiple Unit’.

All prices include Postage and Packing.

Buy the CD here.


Or buy download for £7

Thankful Villages Volume 1 by Darren Hayman

Darren Hayman will release his enthralling and ambitious new album Thankful Villages via Rivertones on 3 June.

A Thankful Village is a village in Britain where every soldier returned alive from World War I. The writer, journalist and educator Arthur Mee coined the term ‘Thankful Village’ in his series of guidebooks, The King’s England in the 1930s. Darren Hayman visited each of the 54 Thankful Villages and, focussing on village life, made a piece of music and a short film for every one. Some take the form of instrumentals inspired by the location, some are interviews with village residents set to music, others are new songs with lyrics or found local traditional songs.

This is the first (of three) volume of the project and contains the first 18 villages that Darren visited during 2014/15. The pieces do not necessarily refer to the Great War, rather they portray the village and it’s communities at many points in history. In “Stocklinch” Ros tells a story of a painting of the old church changing hands through the village, whilst in “Strethall” Darren sings a story of infidelity from the parish records from 1607 and in “St Michael, South Elmham” Dolly tells the story of her melodeon playing father and his adventures in Salonika.

One of the most catchy songs on the album is the final track, “Bradbourne”. Written at a low point for Darren, the song is nonetheless an uplifting collage of vocal harmonies about how, despite not being religious, the churches in the Thankful Villages acted as a refuge from life’s troubles.

Many pieces are instrumental, with Darren sitting on a blanket in a graveyard, teasing out melodies on old wooden instruments amongst bird song and the soft braying of cattle. Lyrics also appear with Darren writing on old church organs and weaving the local congregations into his songs.

Thankful Villages is a collage of Britain’s hidden places. Rich in history and community, Thankful Villages is a further chapter in Darren’s journey through the country underbelly. Recent records include laments for lost Lidos, re-imagined 19th Century political chants and a tale of terror set in during the English Civil Wars.

Please join Darren for a beautiful walk through Britain’s Thankful Villages.

Pre-Order Thankful Villages Vol 1 on CD INCLUDING POSTAGE AND PACKING


Pre-Order Thankful Villages Vol 1 on vinyl with download code INCLUDING POSTAGE AND PACKAGING


TRACKLISTING
12″ VINYL ALBUM (RIVERTONESLP4)
Darren Hayman – Knowlton
Darren Hayman – Culpho
Darren Hayman – St Michael, South Elmham
Darren Hayman – Puttenham
Darren Hayman – Stoke Hammond
Darren Hayman – Little Sodbury
Darren Hayman – Rodney Stoke
Darren Hayman – Holywell Lake
Darren Hayman – Aisholt
Darren Hayman – Stocklinch
Darren Hayman – Strethall
Darren Hayman – Welbury
Darren Hayman – Scruton
Darren Hayman – Chelwood
Darren Hayman – Langton Herring
Darren Hayman – Herodsfoot
Darren Hayman – Butterton
Darren Hayman – Bradbourne
CD ALBUM (RIVERTONESLP4)
Darren Hayman – Knowlton
Darren Hayman – Culpho
Darren Hayman – St Michael, South Elmham
Darren Hayman – Puttenham
Darren Hayman – Stoke Hammond
Darren Hayman – Little Sodbury
Darren Hayman – Rodney Stoke
Darren Hayman – Holywell Lake
Darren Hayman – Aisholt
Darren Hayman – Stocklinch
Darren Hayman – Strethall
Darren Hayman – Welbury
Darren Hayman – Scuton
Darren Hayman – Chelwood
Darren Hayman – Langton Herring
Darren Hayman – Herodsfoot
Darren Hayman – Butterton
Darren Hayman – Bradbourne

Thankful Villages Live – 15th November Bush Hall

Those of you who follow me on Twitter would have seen some of this project already.

It’s a massive undertaking for me. I am intending to soundtrack 55 British villages. I would love it so much if some of you could come to this first performance of Thankful Villages. A revealing of a work in progress. There will be films of the visits as well as the music and songs themselves being performed.

Tickets can be bought from here.

Nutlets 1967 – 80 by Papernut Cambridge

‘As I’ve said previously on here, the most fun I have onstage and in the studio at the moment is with Papernut Cambridge. On this record I’m playing keyboards, bass, percussion and saxophone. Songwriter and head ‘nut’ has gone back to his childhood and recorded the pop classics that shaped his Papernut masterplan.’

Vinyl and CD set:

Transparent orange 140g vinyl LP in a white/orange/silver sleeve + CD version in a white/orange/silver wallet. Mixes/edits on the CD are slightly different from the vinyl versions. This set does not include a download of the album. Price includes postage and packing.

Tracklist:

‘Broken Hearted Blues’ ‘(T.Rex)
‘I Believe In Love’ (Hot Chocolate)
‘What Ruthy Said’ (Cockney Rebel)
‘Jesamine’ (The Bystanders/The Casuals)
‘Sugar Me’ (Lynsey De Paul)
‘I’ve Been A Bad Bad Boy’ (Paul Jones)
‘Jealous Mind’ (Alvin Stardust)
‘Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)’ (Edison Lighthouse)
‘White Horses’ (Jacky)
‘Rockers Delight’ (Mikey Dread)

Nutlets 1967 – 80 by Papernut Cambridge from Darren (inc P+P)


Digital version here.

At The Cemetery Gates – a soundwalk through Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

This is what I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. Music for a soundwalk around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.http://www.shufflefestival.com/at-the-cemetery-gates … It’s completely free to download. Interviews about the Cemetery by Susanna Grant and Jo Morris and put to music scored by me. It would please us greatly if some of you did the walk with the recording in your ears and fed back to us.

Folk Lullabies for Children and the Childless – Limited Cassette Release

14 Lullabies from around the world, released on a beautiful limited cream cassette complete with download code.

All prices include Postage and Packing.

Buy the cassette with download.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or buy just the download for £7.

brute love 03 by brute love

we can just see the sun though the fog on a good day. spaceship mark says that when the land is fertile then the woman shall be soon.

these are brighter sounds for tomorrow. your animals will rest when they hear them.

we have not heard the voice from the dome for two moons.

we dare to dream of future.

ep costs just 99p.