Lido – Record Store Day Vinyl Re-issue 2023

Order the RSD 2023 reissue of Lido here…

We have re-issued my instrumental album based on open air swimming pools for Record Store Day 2023. It’s an all new package with new art, clear vinyl and a beautiful booklet with all my paintings in it.

I have just 60 copies of this, order quick!

Please take care to choose correct worldwide location. Price includes postage and packing.

Lido Vinyl (including download)

Brockwell Park

When we put out Lido we asked to make us videos.

Graeme Patterson said he would but that it would take a while. He only just finished.

Don’t let this slightly mistimed piece of marketing put you off.

More of Graeme’s art can be found here…


Physical Copies of Lido on CD and Vinyl have now sold out.


Or buy on download here from Bandcamp for £7.

Field Recordings for Lido

I recently made an album of instrumentals about open air swimming pools.

I thought it would be interesting to embed into the recordings actual recordings of the Lidos themselves and in some cases recordings of the locations where the Lidos used to be (Brentwood and Purley Way).

I thought it would be fun to release these recordings on their own. It’s hard to imagine of what use they would be to anyone. However last year I bought a record of catering announcements on trains and I really enjoyed listening to it.

Sound has the ability to transport. Maybe these recordings will take you to a Lido. In your head at least.


Darren Hayman 13, October 2012

released 13 October 2012

Field recordings by Darren Hayman, Johnny Lamb, JG Smeaton, Dan Mayfield and Patrick Morrison.

Jubilee Pool by Darren Hayman – video

A video for Jubilee Pool. A song from Darren Hayman’s album Lido.

Available on Claypipe and WIAIWYA records.

Jubilee Pool available for free here

Directed by Mark Jenkin.

Selected footage taken from ‘Jubilee Pool’ (2003) by Nick Harpley


Released 27th August 2012

Lido is a beautifully hand packaged CD and Vinyl record about Britain’s open air swimming pools.

The CD sleeve is hand glocko printed and the LP is on beautiful blue vinyl. Vinyl comes with download.

The very limited edition second run of Lido is now available.

After this run though we plan on Lido being unavailable for a while, physically at least.

Click here for more on the Lido project

Physical Copies of Lido on CD and Vinyl have now sold out.

Or buy on download here from Bandcamp for £7.