Darren Hayman

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Darren Hayman And The Secondary Modern

Darren Hayman used to front Hefner: clever Peel favourites who specialised in spring-loaded indie. Hayman’s second solo album honours to Hefner’s folk-tinged sound, and his wry, tinder-dry lyrics – imagine Alex Turner if he was a frustrated, Guardian-reading supply teacher – as sharp-witted as ever.