Bruised and bloodied, former Hefner front man Darren Hayman, crawls out from his car wreck life armed with only his battle scarred telecaster and ukulele for protection. Darren's been given a right kicking by the music biz, but he's not down, in fact he's smiling ear to ear. In the past two years since his last album with the French Darren has worked for the Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals, Battersea Dogs Home, gotten married, formed a bluegrass band, put on a lot of weight and is currently studying an Art PGCE at Goldsmiths College in London. "If I don't work I go nuts, I wasted 6 months addicted to internet chess." says Hayman. This album is his best so far until the next one. Real drums and guitars mark a return to the indie folk style of Hefner, but better. "Every time a write a song its better then the last one", continues Hayman, "I thought it was that way for everyone?" The songs on Hayman's debut album; Table for One concern crumbling cafes, dog charities, a broken hearted Doug Yule, retiring School teachers and air hostesses plummeting to their death. It's not fun in Darren's head but it IS fun to watch and listen from a distance.
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