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Darren Hayman


Interview (2020)

Darren Hayman - Interview

As he prepared for the release of 'Home Time', his 17th album, Darren Hayman speaks to Ben Howarth about his most personal album and his reflections on the end of his epic, award-winning 'Thankful Villages' project.

Interview (2012)

Darren Hayman - Interview

Ben Howarth talks to former Hefner front man Darren Hayman about his new album 'The Violence', which takes as its main theme the seventeenth century Essex Witch Trials

Interview (2009)

Darren Hayman - Interview

The former front man with Hefner, Darren Hayman has just released his tenth album, 'Pram Town', a set of songs all set in the new town of Harlow in Essex. In what is our fifth interview with him, he speaks to Ben Howarth about it and his love of song writing

Interview (2007)

Darren Hayman - Interview

One-time Hefner star Darren Hayman meets up with Ben Howarth to talk about his just released second solo album, 'Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern' and also his former band


Brudenell, Leeds, 24/6/2011

Helen Tipping enjoys a night of acoustic rock and razor sharp humour from former Hefner front man Darren Hayman at a solo show at the Brudenell in Leeds

Camden Head and Bush Hall, London, 19/10/2010...23/11/2010

Darren Hayman - Camden Head and Bush Hall, London, 19/10/2010...23/11/2010

Despite the former Hefner frontman's claim that he had gone off playing gigs after being attacked in the street after a show in Nottingham earlier this year, Ben Howarth watches Darren Hayman play five very different shows over a month in his native London

Lexington, London, 5/3/2009

Darren Hayman - Lexington, London, 5/3/2009

Anthony Dhanendran watches former Hefner singer Darren Hayman, at the London Lexington to promote his new album with his current band the Secondary Modern, play a set of witty, but memorable kitchen sink pop

Luminaire, London, 30/3/2008

Darren Hayman - Luminaire, London, 30/3/2008

With fine support from the Wave Pictures and his former Hefner bandmate Jack Hayter, Ben Howarth Darren Hayman play a powerful set of both old and new songs at the Luminaire in London

Luminaire, London, 12/11/2007

Darren Hayman - Luminaire, London, 12/11/2007

At a gig to promote his just released second album, Ben Howarth watches ex-Hefner frontman Darren Hayman play an impressive collection of old and new songs at the London Luminaire


Ten Songs That Made Me Love... (2014)

In 'Ten Songs that Made Me Love...', Ben Howarth writes of his favourite songs by singer-songwriter and ex-Hefner front man, Darren Hayman


12 Astronauts (2019)

New collection of songs by Darren Hayman celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings by sharing a very personal perspective of the twelve men who have walked on the moon

Thankful Villages Volume 3 (2018)

Impressive final album of Darren Hayman’s three part long term project about the fifty-four Thankful Villages where every soldier returned alive from the First World War

Thankful Villages Volume 1 (2016)

Poignant and ambitious new album, the first in three volumes, from Darren Hayman, in which he visited and wrote a piece of music for each of the fifty-four Thankful Villages where every soldier returned alive from the First World War

Florence (2015)

Modest but appealing album from the ever-productive Darren Hayman, which he recorded entirely solo while staying in Florence in Italy

Chants for Socialists (2015)

Fragmentarily successful latest album from former Hefner front man Darren Hayman, which sets to music 19th century designer William Morris’ forgotten Marxist poems

January Songs (2012)

Remarkably creative and consistent double album of songs from Darren Hayman, who set himself the challenge of writing and recording a new song every day over the month of January last year

The Ship's Piano (2011)

Simplistically melodic and tender collection of piano ballads and love songs from prolific former Hefner front man Darren Hayman, which was recorded largely at home as he recovered from being assaulted

Great British Holiday EPs (2008)

Surpisingly consistent collection of four EPs that former Hefner frontman Darren Hayman recorded while on holiday at various seaside towns across the United Kingdom



A Little Orchestra
Interview A Little Orchestra - Interview

John Clarkson chats to Bobby Barry and Natalie Hudson from the ten-piece A Little Orchestra about their debut album 'Clocks', which features contributions from Darren Hayman, ballboy's Gordon McIntyre, the Loves' Simon Love and Swedish singer-songwriter Lisa Bouvier

Interview Part 1 Rotifer - Interview Part 1

In the first part of a two part interview with indie pop outfit Rotifer, Ben Howarth speaks to Austrian front man Robert Rotifer about their recent album, 'The Hosting Couple', and the departure of Darren Hayman on bass to be replaced by Mike Stone from the Television Personalities

Darren Hayman
Interview Chris Bathgate - Interview

Former Hefner front man Darren Hayman in what is our sixth interview with him speaks to Ben Howarth about his latest album with his band the Secondary Modern, 'Essex Arms'

Indietracks Festival
Interview with Stuart Mackay Miscellaneous - Interview with Stuart Mackay

The Indietracks Festival takes place in a heritage train museum in Derbyshire, and this year will feature over fifty indie pop acts including the Wedding Present, Milky Wimpshake, ballboy, and Darren Hayman. Jamie Rowland speaks to organiser and founder Stuart Mackay about his festival

Silver Springs
Interview Miscellaneous - Interview

Silver Springs include in their line-up members of Tompaulin. Anthony Strutt talks to them a gig playing support for ex-Hefner frontnman Darren Hayman about their plan to release their debut album

Darren Hayman
Interview Hefner - Interview

Former Hefner frontman has recently returned with his first solo album. 'Table for One'. He talks to Ben Howarth about why Hefner decided to part company and the new album

Interview Hefner - Interview

While the music press continues to go ga ga over the style-mag punk of the Strokes, or the faux-blues howl of the White Stripes, our homegrown resident indie sensations Hefner have only gone and quietly snuck out the album of the year. Following on from t

Interview Hefner - Interview

Hefner could claim to be the most popular “indie” band in Britain today. They have gained a huge following among regular John Peel and Steve Lamacq listeners on Radio 1 . In recent years their positio


Fortuna Pop! Fifteen Years of Fun
Scala, London, 1/11/2011...3/11/2011 Miscellaneous - Scala, London, 1/11/2011...3/11/2011

At indie pop label Fortuna POP's fifteenth birthday celebrations, Anthony Strutt enjoys sets from among others Bearsuit, the Primitives, Tender Trap, Darren Hayman and Allo' Darlin'

At the Edge of the Peaks
Picturehouse, Holmfirth, 29/8/2011 Wedding Present - Picturehouse, Holmfirth, 29/8/2011

Despite slight sound problems, Dixie Ernill enjoys the Wedding Present's mini festival At the Edge of the Peaks at the Picturedome in Holmfirth which also includes sets from Darren Hayman and Cinerama, frontman David Gedge's other project

Fortuna Pop! Winter Sprinter
Lexington, London, 6/1/2011 Miscellaneous - Lexington, London, 6/1/2011

...and on the last Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern, the Wave Pictures and the Leaf Library

Indietracks Festival
Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, 267/2008...27/8/2008 Miscellaneous - Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, 267/2008...27/8/2008

At the second ever Indietracks Festival, which takes place in a railway heritage site in Derbyshire, Jamie Rowland enjoys sets from indie pop/rock acts such as Herfner's Darren Hayman, the Bobby McGee's, the Wedding Present and ballboy


Dead Media Hefner - Dead Media

Ben Howarth examines the case for Hefner's much criticised-at-the-time 2001 electronic-influenced and final album, 'Dead Media', which has just been reissued in a new double CD edition

We Love the City Hefner - We Love the City

In our 'Re:View' series, in which our writers rrflect on albums from the past, Ben Howarth looks at Hefner's 'We Love the City', which originally released in 2000, has just been reissued in a new double CD edition

The Fidelity Wars Hefner - The Fidelity Wars

In the latest in our 'Re : View' slot in which our writers examine albums from the past, Ben Howarth looks at Hefner's 1999 album, 'The Fidelity Wars', which is about to be re-released


Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll
December 2011 Miscellaneous - December 2011

In his 'Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll' column Ben Howarth examines Darren Hayman's ten inch vinyl EP, 'Christmas in Haworth', and online musical advent calendar

Alternative Personalities
Vostok 5 Miscellaneous - Vostok 5

In an occasional series to promote the more unusual activities of musicians, Ben Howarth writes about Vostok 5, an exhibition on people and animals in space put together by Darren Hayman and four toher London based musicians

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