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Darren Hayes / September 2012 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 4th April 2012 at 9:00 am
 

Darren Hayes has announced plans to tour the UK and Ireland in September. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday 5 April) from his official Web site; visit the site for more information on VIP packages and the like.

Support on this tour comes from the amazing Candle Thieves.

Friday 21st September 2012 – Gateshead Sage
Saturday 22nd September 2012 – Glasgow O2 ABC
Monday 24th September 2012 – London IndigO2
Tuesday 25th September 2012 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Thursday 27th September 2012 – Dublin Vicar St.
Friday 28th September 2012 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Saturday 29th September 2012 – Brighton Dome

 

Video of the Moment #563: Darren Hayes

 
By on Tuesday, 30th August 2011 at 6:00 pm
 

Darren Hayes‘ forthcoming single will be ‘Black Out the Sun’, and it will be released on the 2nd of October. Ahead of the single’s release, he has a promo video to accompany the song, which you can watch below. It seems oddly well-timed, considering the weather mess that was Reading/Leeds this year.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJMNWTioW34[/youtube]

 

Single Review: Darren Hayes – Talk Talk Talk

 
By on Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 at 12:00 pm
 

For me, Darren Hayes will always be the cute Aussie frontman of ’90s pop duo Savage Garden, who made all the girls swoon with the electronic-tinged ‘I Want You’ and the single that I’m sure lots of brides have used as their wedding song, ‘Truly Madly Deeply’. I assumed he’d disappeared, so imagine my surprise upon learning that Hayes now lives in London and has been soldiering on with a solo career ever since Savage Garden dissolved in 2001. His upcoming long playing release, ‘Secret Codes and Battleships’, is due out later this year, but this single, ‘Talk Talk Talk’, will precede it.

Hayes’ voice doesn’t seem to have changed much, which to me is really great, considering the last time I really took the time to appreciate his vocal talents, he was singing in the Spice Girls / boyband era, a completely different time. That lilt of lover’s desperation? Still there. This track takes advantage of compressed synths – think Friendly Fires, but with an unashamed nontropical pop sheen; like Cascada, just with a male vocal, less in your face and much less annoying. with a male instead of a female vocal. The lyrics are nothing to write home about: “please hear me out / all I want to talk talk talk to you”? But that’s not really the point of this song, is it? It’s got enough dance sensibility that 1) I’m imagining other artists will probably be fighting each other for the right to remix it and 2) it’s likely to get airplay on Radio1.

The ‘Talk Talk Talk’ single won’t change the world, but it’s better than Gaga or Ke$ha, and it’s catchy and poppy enough that you can bet it’ll be appearing on playlists of radio stations near you.

8/10

Below you can listen to a teaser of the track. The ‘Talk Talk Talk’ single will be released digitally 24 June.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Iywt31aAQ[/youtube]

 
 
 

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