Best know as the lead singer and guitarist of the indie-rock band Hefner, Mr Hayman, the genre straddling artist has reincarnated himself once more as a folk-rock champion.
The prolific UK artist last wowed Apolo in May 2009, and spring-time Barcelona seems to agree with him. Accompanied by his band The Secondary Modern, Hayman is back in town this month to introduce his latest offering, the melodic Essex Arms (2010) to Primavera Sound attendees as part of the festivals warm up schedule.
Essex Arms is the second installment of the singers tri-part homage to his native county. While images of unspoilt pastures and wholesome country living might come to mind, be warned: Essex Arms is no walk in the park. Tracks such as 'Cocoa Butter' and 'I'll Be Your Alib' (think illicit sex in car-parks and organised dog fighting) are sure to arouse even the most city-loving hipster's curiosity...