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Fidelity Wars #121: Allo Darlin’ – “Darren”

Allo Darlin’ seems to be one of the up and coming contemporary indie bands of our times, having a growing fan base and receiving generally good reviews from the critics. It’s spearheaded by Australian singer-songwriter Elizabeth Morris, whom I first … Continue reading

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Hefner’s Dead Media Re-Issued 2-Disc Version… Deluxe

Originally released in 2001, Hefner‘s Dead Media was the band’s fourth (or fifth, if you count Boxing Hefner) and final album. Rather than giving their fans another album of accessible piano- and guitar-driven pop/rock songs a la We Love The … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #96: Darren Hayman – “My Bedroom”

In December, singer-songwriter and ex-Hefner frontman Darren Hayman announced that he would record a song a day throughout January, which would be available (for a limited time) for free downloading online, and that he was looking for possible collaborators for … Continue reading

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Hefner’s We Love The City Re-Issued 2-Disc Version… Deluxe

On September 28th 2009 the new double disc reissue version was released of Hefner‘s We Love The City album, an album originally released in 2000. Darren Hayman, the band’s singer-songwriter, hails this as his favourite album from the band’s career, … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Very Keen On Buying Digital Music

I’ve been wanting to buy two Darren Hayman releases for a while: the EPs Losing My Glue and Songs For Harmonium And Drum Machine. The former was only available on CD as a free give away at a show, whereas … Continue reading

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Darren Hayman & The Wave Pictures Rockin’ It In “Madrid”

Darren Hayman’s productivity over the last few years has been mentioned more than once in this blog, and he apparently isn’t letting up anytime soon. He just released a live concert recording of himself  performing with the band The Wave … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #19: Darren Hayman And The Secondary Modern – “Amy And Rachel”

[A day delayed due to having been assaulted and semi-mugged.] In October last year I mentioned that Darren Hayman was to release a new CD January this year, entitled Pram Town. It’s now out, and as with his previous albums … Continue reading

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In The Aeroplane Over Pram Town

Darren Hayman has been awfully prolific, releasing a total of three albums this year (if you count the re-issue of Hefner‘s The Fidelity Wars) and it’s not about to stop. His next album is seeing release this January, called Pram … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #2: Hefner – “Broodmare”

Hefner has been remarkably productive the past couple of years for a band on indefinite hiatus. Since 2006, they’ve released a best of collection (The Best of Hefner 1996 – 2002), a collection of unreleased songs (Catfight!), a live show … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #1: The French – “Theme From Hill Street Blues” (Peel Session 18.08.04)

Welcome to the first “Fidelity Wars”, the blog’s (in theory) weekly music column showcase feature thingy. I guess I’ll just call it a column. It takes its name from the British urban folk-rock band Hefner‘s second album, which is considered … Continue reading

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