Thursday, August 02, 2012

Darren Hayman And The Long Parliament - We Are Not Evil

As prolific as he is, we've been waiting a while for Hayman to complete his Essex Trilogy. The Violence, released 5th November, is a double concept album on the Essex Witch Trials, wherein about 300 women were executed for witchcraft in the eastern counties of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk between 1644 and 1646 under the watch of infamous Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins. If that sounds a little too much this should put your thought to some rest, an elegant introductory scene setter from the perspective of the Witchfinders, delicate folky guitars with hints of woodwind in the background. Hayman and band play most of the album at the Lexington on August 29th; some time in September Hayman releases Lido, an instrumental album about open air swimming pools. Yes.

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