Dog E.P.

I hand-painted 20 covers for 20 CD EPs for the Independent Label Market on Saturday 12th July 2014 at Spitalfields. I’ll be on the WIAIWYA stall.

The EP features four new recordings of dog songs including one cover and one new composition.

I’ve also made the EP available for download from Bandcamp below. You get high quality scans of all the paintings with the download.

Buy from Bandcamp.

SALE! HEFNER PENGUIN T-SHIRTS NOW £10

A new Hefner t-shirt design for Christmas 2013 with new Hefner art by Darren Hayman.

Ethically Produced Organic Hefner T-shirts. These t-shirts are manufactured by EarthPostive Apparel and are made to demonstrate the highest possible environmental, social and ethical standards. The shirts are produced solely using renewable green energy from wind and solar power. They are also ethically made: the manufacturing facilities have been audited by the Fair Wear Foundation and are being licensed by the FLO Fairtrade Labelling Organisation. The shirts are also made from 100% organic cotton.

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Buy Pram Town ethically produced shirts

 

Ethically produced, organic Darren Hayman t-shirts. These t-shirts are manufactured by EarthPostive Apparel and are made to demonstrate the highest possible environmental, social and ethical standards. The shirts are produced solely using renewable green energy from wind and solar power. They are also ethically made; The manufacturing facilities have been audited by the Fair Wear Foundation and are being licensed by the FLO Fairtrade Labelling Organisation. The shirts are made from 100% organic cotton.

Available in four sizes, and two colours.



 

Darren Hayman Vibrato Pedal

People who have been following me on Twitter will know that I’ve been collaborating with both Sleeping Dog FX and Made By Mike Pedals to design some unique, custom guitar pedals. These have been mostly for my own use but with this latest Vibrato pedal we thought someone else might want to own one.

It’s customized with artwork by me, a drawing of my favourite train in fact! A first generation Diesel Multiple Unit.

There is only one of these! Buy directly from Sleeping Dog FX here.

Here is a video of me demoing a non custom version of the pedal.

Maybe it is so unique that it’s only meant for one person. Me. But I thought maybe someone else would like it.

When ordering, make a note saying you want the Darren Hayman version of the pedal.

 

Blue House EP by Darren Hayman

Card gatefold sleeve. Numbered and limtied to 500.

 

I like collections of five or six songs, seven even. It’s unfortunate that we don’t have a proper name for them; Mini LPs? Maxi EPs?

 

I write when I travel, when I’m disengaged. I write when I’m on holiday. I wrote three of these songs in a blue house on the Suffolk coast. There was a piano in the blue house and I bought my baritone ukulele. I tasted every beer from the local brewery and rated them in a table in my notebook.

 

Leaves and Stars is about the cycle of wedding, christening, divorce, wedding. At the age of 42, too many of my friends are on the third stage. Nothing stays the same. It’s a song about acquiescence and letting go, accepting change and letting it wash over you.

 

Words change too, or at least their popularity does. Remember when words like ‘blackleg’, ‘scab’, ‘picket line’ and ‘strike’ were more common? They were barbed, sharp, violent words. They were necessary. Blackleg is a song about collaborating with the enemy.

 

When the School Sold Its Fields is about trying to remember when it first went wrong, or at least when I first noticed things going awry. When I was ten or eleven I remember my school selling its playing fields for a housing estate. Soon all the schools sold part of their fields. Many schools now have housing estates where the kids used to play. The song also concerns a memory I have of me being dressed up by my parents as a ‘China man’ for the PTA International Dinner. Mrs Morgan, our head teacher, had passed away. They held a silence and it was the first time my mind had confronted death. I cried.

 

Kurhaus Blues was written on an earlier holiday in Semmering, Austria. In fact I have a whole album of instrumentals on the subject of Semmering. We walked around a ruined Kurhaus, lost amongst the mountains and trees. I imagined it when it was new. I do this a lot; imagine old things new.

 

Loose Change was written by my friend Valentine Leys. She sang one of mine, so I sang one of hers’. Valentine’s is better.

 

Blue House was made especially for Indie Label Market 29 November 2013. It will also be available directly from www.hefnet.com and a few select record shops.

 

Darren Hayman, December 2013

 

Buy the Blue House EP CD Direct from Darren

Blue House comes in a neat card gatefold slip case. Numbered and limited to 500.


Or buy downloads from Bandcamp here.