Hefner release their new album entitled ‘Dead Media’ on 24th September through Too Pure. ‘Dead Media’ features 15 new songs, all songs written by Darren Hayman, with the exception of ‘Junk’, written by Darren Hayman and John Morrison.
The album, breaking with the band’s recording tradition, was recorded at Darren’s home using an array of analogue instrumentation, alongside the usual Hefner set up. The album will be preceded with the band’s new single ‘Alan Bean’, an affectionate ode to the forth man on the moon, released on 27th August.
The album will be available on CD and limited vinyl. The artwork has once again been lovingly put together by Darren Hayman. The tracklisting for ‘Dead Media’ is as follows:
1 Dead Media
2. Trouble Kid
4. When The Angels Play Their Drum Machines
5. Union Chapel Day
6. China Crisis
7. Alan Bean
8. Peppermint Taste
9. The Mangle
10. The King Of Summer
11. The Nights Are Long
13. Half A Life
14. Waking Up To You
The band will be undertaking their most ambitious UK tour to date in October, culminating in a headlining date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday the 26th of October. The band have also confirmed headlining (Carling Stage) appearances at Leeds and Reading Festivals (Friday the 24th, Leeds and Sunday the 26th at Reading), coinciding with the release of ‘Alan Bean’.
17th - Glasgow, Cathouse
18th - Edinburgh, Venue
20th - Manchester, Hop & Grape/M.D.H.
21st - Dudley, JB’s
22nd - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
24th - Brighton, Concorde II
25th - Oxford, Zodiac
26th - London, Shepherds Bush Empire