‘This Is My Street’ – Kinks tribute album featuring Darren Hayman

I have just a couple of copies of this record on vinyl to sell.

‘THIS IS MY STREET’ – a compilation of Kinks songs performed by indiepop artists, released by Daytrip Records on the 16th of February 2018.

The album features 13 tracks by acts including THE CATENARY WIRES (AMELIA FLETCHER OF TALULAH GOSH/HEAVENLY), DARREN HAYMAN (HEFNER), THE SCHOOL, THE JUST JOANS and EUX AUTRES covering four decades of classic Davies songs.

A1– Cosines – Somebody Stole My Car

A2-Los Bonsais – Todo El Día Y Toda La Noche (All Day And All Of The Night)

A3- Just Joans – Picture Book

A4- The School-  Animal Farm

A5- The Sweet Nothings I’m Not Like Everybody Else

A6- Darren Hayman – Come Dancing

B1 Eus Autres – A Long Way From Home

B2- Stephen Todd – No Return

B3- Little MyAutumn Almanac

B4- The Wendy Darlings – Stop Your Sobbin

B5- Simon Love – Till Death Us Do Part

B6- Laura K –Victoria

B7- The Caternary Wires – Waterloo Sunset3:42

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The Great Electric – Vinyl album featuring Darren on synthesizers and saxophone

The Great Electric was formed in the winter of 2012 by Malcolm Doherty (Guitars, FX), Rob Hyde (Drums), Darren Hayman (Synth),  and Pete Gofton (Bass/Production). Alumni of bands as diverse as Hefner, Kenickie, GoKart Mozart & Mum and Dad, the band was united by a love of the classic German electronic and progressive acts of the 1970s coupled with the pop music sensibilities, hooks and production of 90s bands such as Stereolab, Quickspace and Electric Sound of Joy.

Limited to 300 copies

Tracks

A1 Encarta
A2 Music And Colour
A3 Night Music
A4 Mope

B1 Top Of The Tower
B2 Mount Nod
B3 Fata Morgana
B4 All These Words Are Yours

Recorded by Pete at Wang Computers, except tracks A1, A3 and B2, recorded by Alex Wastnidge at West Wing.

On this record you will hear:
Mellotron M400, Moog Rogue, Wurlitzer EP200, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, Roland RE201 Space Echo, Moog Source, Roland Juno 60, Eurorack Modular, Jen Electronics SX-1000, Anturia Minibrute, Jenco Vibraphone, Fender Telecaster, Gretsch Single Anniversary, Fender Mustang Bass, Gibson J160, Slingerland & Premier drums, Zyldjian & Paiste cymbals.

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Breaking God’s Heart – Vinyl Reissue

It’s been going for silly money on Ebay for ages so finally we got round to doing a repress of the debut album by Darren Hayman and his first band Hefner in time for the 20th Anniversary.

It’s like the original. It has ten songs on it.

Darren is also doing a few shows where he plays the whole album on his own, and talks about it a bit.

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Classic Hefner T-shirts are Back!

I’ve had some more classic Hefner T-shirts printed in two new colours Dark Heather (like a dark grey) and Military Green.

They come in 4 colours (Dark Heather, Military Green, Grey and Navy,) and five sizes.

We have also now re-printed the green ‘I Took Her For Granted’ T-shirt.

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.

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Love the Things Your Lover Loves by Papernut Cambridge

This is a beautiful album, packaged beautifully. I play drums on it and sing a bit, I probably do some other daft shit on it as well.

The album on 2 x limited run 110g white vinyl 10″ records in plain white disco bags (one hole) with a postcard insert, all inside a printed 11″ x 14″ degradable white plastic carrier bag. Green/white artwork throughout.

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CD version/mixes of the album in green/white CD wallet with green/white onbody printing.

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The Hayman Kupa Band Album

Gathering together a rhythm section consisting of Michael Wood (Whoa Melodic/Singing Adams) on bass and Cat Loye (Fever Dream) on drums, The Hayman Kupa band create brash, bold and effortlessly melodic power pop. Sharing writing duties and sometimes singing each other’s words, lines are blurred and creativity explored in a wonderfully exuberant collection of songs. The album, recorded in three days at Big Jelly Studios in Ramsgate, is an exploration of relationships and, at its heart, it’s the sound of a friendship being made.
Darren explains more about the collaboration and how they got the band together:

It’s only happened a few times but just once or twice I have seen someone on stage and thought, “I want to be in a band with them.” But I thought it the first time I saw Emma playing with her magnificent and under-rated band Standard Fare.

I met her properly a little later in Sheffield when we played together. Before the gig I said I was suspicious of bands that wore hats. She wore a hat on stage.

They say imitation is a form of flattery and I was glad that I noticed when I wrote the song “Boy, Look at What you Can’t Have Now” that it sounded like the sort of thing Emma might write. I covered up my theft by asking her to sing on it.

When we were recording the song I suggested that we should write a whole album of duets. Musicians suggest things like this all the time because they are stupid or drunk. A few months later Emma told me she had started writing the album. This is what Emma does; she says something then does it. I race to play catch up.

The songs were written over three weekends at her house and mine. Co-writing is something I’m not used to. It’s very intimate and me and Emma became friends through the process. Emma’s lyrics are sharp and precise whereas mine are more metaphoric. It was lovely seeing how quickly we settled into something in between. 

We talked about relationships and that’s what the album is about. It’s about our fears and paranoias and the search for trust and love. We deliberately swapped lines and genders so the narrative is never truly that of traditional duets. I sing Emma’s lines often and she sings mine. It’s two voices singing the results of our conversations. We became close friends whilst writing these songs.

We wanted a band to make the album and chose Michael Wood and Cat Loye. We never considered anyone else. They brought a brash, bold sound to the songs and we rehearsed twice and then recorded the album in three days at the Big Jelly studios in Ramsgate.

I was thinking about the Beatles and very early 1960s pop records. We recorded everything live including the vocals with only a handful of overdubs. 
We put a microphone high up in the ceiling to get bright, rackety sound and mixed it in mono.

 We recorded it two and a half years ago and it has remind locked like a time capsule whilst me and Emma released five other albums.

 I like this album a lot. It’s the sound of a friendship being made.

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Thankful Villages Volume 2 by Darren Hayman

English songwriter and former Hefner frontman Darren Hayman continues his journey around the United Kingdom’s 54 Thankful Villages. A Thankful Village is a village where every soldier returned alive from World War One.

An ongoing and hugely ambitious folk project, Thankful Villages is only partially concerned with the war itself, moreover it is a celebration of British rural life. Darren pulls together first person interviews, folk tales and songs, field recordings and his own personal experiences to create a vast patchwork depicting community, history and legend.

Thankful Villages Volume 2 is less an album but something akin to an arcane musical radio documentary. The success of the first volume of Thankful Villages has encouraged Hayman to go deeper into his subject. Themes of “the river” and “death” weave their way through these eighteen villages. A centuries old drowning is uncovered in “Arkholme” on bonfire night. Dennis, the river man, tells us of a tragedy on the Weir in “Cromwell”. Judy Dyble, the original singer of folk legends Fairport Convention, joins Darren in the village of “Upper Slaughter” and sings a lyric about the generations flowing like water through the village.

Darren uncovers two World War II air disasters in “Woodend” and “Wrigsley”, where he records in the abandoned control tower at the airfield, the so-called cemetery of lights. Perhaps the most shocking and miraculous of tales is found in “Flixborough” where in 1974 the local plastics factory exploded killing everyone inside but nobody in the lucky village. Derek and his son tell us the story of finding each other amongst shards of glass.

However, glimpses of light shine through the darkness; a sunny day of wild swimming in “Telisford”, a village fete with bell ringing in “East Norton” and a tale of a grateful Belgian Refugee in “Norton Le Clay”.

Thankful Villages Volume 1 garnered a great deal of media attention, with features in broadsheets including The Guardian, Financial Times, The Independent and The i Paper. Darren also appeared on The Verb with Ian Mcmillan, Loose Ends and interviewed for a feature on Radio 4’s PM programme.

Darren played special concerts around the release, doing a rendition of his Thankful Villages set with accompanying visuals and films, headlining with a full band as well as solo supporting British Sea Power. A collage of Britain’s hidden places, rich in history and community, Thankful Villages is a further chapter in Darren’s journey and a testament to his remarkable work ethic.

In 2016 Darren was awarded the title of ‘Hardest Working Artist’ at the AIM Awards for the Thankful Villages project and his prolific career.

Thankful Villages Volume 3, which will appear in November 2018, has been given funding by the Arts Council.

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Tracklisting:

  1. Cundall (Yorkshire)
  2. Norton Le Clay (Yorkshire)
  3. Flixborough (Lincolnshire)
  4. Chantry (Somerset)
  5. Tellisford (Somerset)
  6. Woolley (Somerset)
  7. Shapwick (Somerset)
  8. Cromwell (Nottinghamshire)
  9. Wigsley (Nottinghamshire)
  1. East Norton (Leicestershire)
  2. Maplebeck (Nottinghamshire)
  3. Stretton En Le Field (Leicestershire)
  4. Nether Kellet (Lancashire)
  5. Arkholme (Lancashire)
  6. Colwinston (Glamorgan)
  7. Upper Slaughter (Gloucestershire)
  8. Woodend (Northamptonshire)
  9. Coln Rogers (Gloucestershire)

 

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.

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Someone to Care For – Hayman Kupa Band – seven inch single

Buy the new single from the Hayman/Kupa Band on Static Caravan. Here’s the video.

 

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