Gig with Wizz Jones , Lexington 26th August

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Planning a special set for this gig with the legendary Wizz jones curated by @petepaphides I’m bringing the modular synthesizer. Going to do stuff from the next two albums. My brief I have been given is ‘Psych folk’.
 
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Darren at Chopin Theatre, Chicago IL

Darren will play a rare Stateside show at Chicago’s Chopin Theatre (tiny, but equipped with a grand piano!) at the Pregnant Buffalo Lounge, on Tuesday August 5th at 8pm. Also featuring a DJ set from Coltrane Motion.

Tickets available here ($8 in advance, $10 on the door).

Presented by Milk Products Media, Chopin Theatre & Datawaslost.

 

 

Darren Hayman first US show in 15 years in New York 26th July 2014

I really don’t know what to expect of my first NY, USA show in 15 years.

https://www.facebook.com/events/739204409477565/

Next Saturday. Come. Be kind.

Dog E.P.

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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.

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Buy the Occupation Posters! SET THREE!

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You can now buy the third four Occupation posters. The posters are A4 and will be sent in a strong cardboard tube.

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This Time (We’ll Get It Right)

Just hours before our crucial deciding match I’ve decided to lend my musical support to the England World Cup Campaign.

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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.

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Occupation 12 – The Essex Trilogy

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….and so we come to the final Occupation and it is perhaps apt that we return to these three albums for these shows. The shows where I played Hefner songs obviously sold out quickest and on a few occasions we ran over to two nights. However these three albums, I feel, represent the best of what I do and I’m happy to indulge in these songs for an evening.

It’s about the place I come from and, despite the character lead songs,they are more about me then you might realise.

I will have the Secondary Modern with me for this show and support will come from Enderby’s Room (featuring Dan and Emma from the SM). We’re also trying to sort out some DJs for a post Occupation party downstairs afterwards.

Tickets Here. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/274091

13th June 2014
The Vortex
11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ
www.vortexjazz.co.uk
Doors 8pm
£12 Adv

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Darren Hayman’s Occupation is a series of monthly shows at The Vortex, Dalston. There will be a mix of sets showcasing different albums, themes and special guests. This is not your standard indie gig:

“I love gigs. I hate gigs.

I want to play live and I love what shows can be, but I’ve found myself frequently stifled by the limitations of my career. I can’t play the plush, seated venues and I can’t experiment with a string section or play 20 minute opuses.

My music was born in the sticky floored rock venue. I like the sticky floored rock venue but I have had a hankering for something different recently. My own taste has veered towards free improv and jazz and although it’s hard to imagine that music influencing my own I do love the culture of live music in this genre.

Long sets, sometimes two, comfortable venues and a reverence and respect for the event and the moment; less talking, less cameras, more dynamics, less microphones.

I wondered if these would let an indie rock interloper amongst their ranks. My show at the Vortex back in last November was successful enough to make me think of playing a monthly residency there.

The idea is that each show is themed. I don’t want to go the whole predictable route of playing complete albums, but rather group, types of songs together for different evenings. Experiment, sometimes play two sets, sometimes have unlikely guests. I will be playing with members of my bands from through out my career as well as old friends like the Wave Pictures and Allo Darlin.

The Vortex is a beautiful venue. I’m trying to do something different; something, smaller, prettier. I hope you can come.”

Wembley Eiffel Tower Video

Available to buy in limited (100) hand printed sleeve from http://glassreservoir.bandcamp.com/

Darren Hayman – Wembley Eiffel Tower

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Composed on a modular synthesizer, constrained by the length of the available tape for processing, this release from Darren Hayman is an elegaic paen to the work of Sir Edward Watkin, and his Wembley Eiffel Tower.
The album was recorded on a modular synthesizer, in six uninterrupted takes, the length being driven by the length of the tape it was recorded onto. Through selection of modules, including use of a clock divider and pattern generator, the modular synthesizer was configured then set free to select the notes played – there was no human intervention in the selection of notes. Through the vagaries of the tape mechanism and the random voltages of the synthesizer, new rhythms and arrangements were captured with each pass. There are six tracks of music and one vocal. The reverb was provided by an EMR:11 unit made by Electro Mechanical Research and the echo itself was also recorded onto tape. released 12 may 2014

Tracklisting:

1) Wembley Eiffel Tower

This release will be limited to 100 copies and available from Glass Reservoir direct. Glass Reservior



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