Breaking God’s Heart – Vinyl Reissue (pre-order)

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. You can pre-order it now even thought it doesn’t come out until 6th July!

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

Pre-order Hefner – Breaking God’s Heart on vinyl with download code INCLUDING POSTAGE AND PACKAGING

(note: if you pre-order this with other items the whole order will go out together in July. It will probably be sent a little before the release date in all honesty)


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.

Buy Love the Things Your Lover Loves on vinyl with download code INCLUDING POSTAGE AND PACKAGING


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

Love the Things Your Lover Loves on CD INCLUDING POSTAGE AND PACKING


Buy the album on download direct from Papernut Cambridge…

Recognizer by The Great Electric

I love playing in the band. This is a beautiful seven inch on Where It’s At records. I only have a couple of copies of it at present.

A ten minute krautrock piece is split over both sides of this seven inch. I play synth and saxophone on it.

BUY THE SEVEN INCH HERE (INCLUDES POSTAGE AND PACKING…


Download for £1.50 can be bought here…

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.

Buy the Hayman Kupa Band Album now

Order Hayman Kupa Band Album on CD INCLUDING POSTAGE AND PACKING


Order Hayman Kupa Band on vinyl with download code INCLUDING POSTAGE AND PACKAGING


Or download from Bandcamp for £7

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

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.

 

SEVEN INCH SOLD OUT FROM ME! BUY THE DOWNLOAD BELOW!

(rediscovered stock) The Bands That Don’t Reform – Darren and Antony

A split single from the two ex-Hefner members.

 
 

BUY THE SEVEN INCH HERE…


Or buy the downloads from Bandcamp

Buy the downloads for just a couple of quid here…

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.

brute love 02 by brute love

darren and emma seek sunlight. they hate rules. they make rules. they need money to nurse their baby rats. nothing will be good again. it can never be like before. but sister lives. where is spaceship mark.