Darren Hayman & The Short Parliament - 'Bugbears'

Darren Hayman & The Short Parliament - 'Bugbears'

Ex-Hefner member Darren Hayman follows up April’s ‘Four Queens’ and last year’s ‘The Violence’ – about queens and the Civil War-era Essex witch trials respectively – with some updated versions of 17th-century folk songs. The...

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Darren Hayman And The Long Parliament - 'Four Queens'

Darren Hayman And The Long Parliament - 'Four...

Rebranding from indie pop to alt.folk, Darren Hayman follows 'The Violence' – last year's magnificent treatise on the Civil War-era Essex witch trials – with more historical lilting, this time about queens. 'Henrietta Maria' lathers lounge...

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Darren Hayman

Darren Hayman

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,...

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