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Hefner


Interviews


Interview (2006)

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 (2002)

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 (2000)

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


Albums

Dead Media (2011)

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 (2009)

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 (2008)

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


Reviews


Catfight (2006)


Enjoyable 43 track double CD compilation of unreleased material from much missed indiepop group, Hefner


The Best Of 1996 - 2002 (2006)


Excellent compilation CD from London-based guitar band Hefner, who were at one point the biggest small band in britain


Good Fruit (2001)


This is the new single from London's 3 piece Hefner. Favourites on the John Peel radio show, they have released two albums proper-"Breaking God's Heart" and "The Fidelity Wars" along with a compilatio


We Love The City (2001)


Here is the new album from London group Hefner which follows two highly acclaimed previous albums ('Breaking God's Heart' and 'The Fidelity Wars') and a tidying up compilation 'Boxing Hefner', which


Boxing Hefner (2001)


As far as I can tell, Hefner has a pretty healthy buzz in the UK, which is why I feel a little self-conscious writing this review. See, I live in the US, and, while I'm sure there are pockets of folks


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Interviews

Darren Hayman
Interview 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.


Jack Hayter
Interview Jack Hayter - Interview

Former Hefner member Jack Hayter speaks to Ben Howarth about his new album which was inspired by a year spent living in the suburb of Abbey Wood, which soon to change with the arrival of a new train line, is on the borders of outer London and Kent.


Darren Hayman
Interview 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


Jack Hayter
Interview Jack Hayter - Interview

Ben Howarth chats to former Hefner member Jack Hayter about his current twelve volume series of singles and forthcoming plans for the future


Jack Hayter
Interview Jack Hayter - Interview

Ben Howarth talks to former Hefner member Jack Hayter about his first new EP of music in eight years and his long absence from the music scene


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'


Darren Hayman
Interview 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


Darren Hayman
Interview 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


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


Profiles

Too Pure
Interview with Jason White Miscellaneous - Interview with Jason White

First established in 1989, Too Pure, which includes Hefner, Rothko and M cCluskey on its roster, is one of Britain's leading independent labels . Olga Sladeckova speaks to label manager boss about recent changes at Too Pure and his plans for its future


Live

Darren Hayman
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


Darren Hayman
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


Darren Hayman
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


Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern
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


Darren Hayman
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


Features

Darren Hayman
Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

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







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