Scared To Dance presents Darren Hayman on Thursday 29th September performing songs from Hefner’s Breaking God’s Heart and The Fidelity Wars.
Darren Hayman is a thoughtful, concise and detailed songwriter. He eschews the big, the bright and the loud for the small, twisted and lost. Throughout his prolific solo career he has taken a singular and erratic route through England’s tired and heartbroken underbelly.
Hefner’s first records attracted the attention of cult indie label Too Pure and the broadcasting legend John Peel. The band’s first album, Breaking God’s Heart, mixed raw, sexual words with religious imagery and earned the band a loyal, intelligent following in the UK, Europe and the USA. The second album, The Fidelity Wars, shifted the songwriting focus to the personal and remains a fan favourite.
California bred, London-based Jen Chochinov has been writing songs under the name Schande since the early 2000s. Finding home in both UK and US DIY circles, she has a discordantly catchy, melodic indie rock sound that is in equal parts calm, searing, soothing and roaring. Since releasing a split 7” with The Cribs, she has been a member of Thurston Moore’s Guitar Ensemble playing shows and festivals throughout the UK and Europe.