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  • Performer: The French
  • Title: Local Information
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Released: 2003
  • Style: Downtempo, Indie Rock
  • MP3 album: 1767 mb
  • FLAC album: 1524 mb
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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The French - Local Information download album

The French released one album, Local Information, on Too Pure in 2003. Their most recent work together was a John Peel session in August 2004. Since then Darren Hayman has been involved in a legal dispute with Too Pure, and has subsequently launched a solo career. He intends to re-release Local Information and possibly other material by The French. Like Hefner before them, The French are now on an indefinite hiatus.

The French – Local Information. UK release date: 11 August 2003. by Claire Simpson published: 11 Aug 2003 in Albums. The French is the name of the new band formed by ex-Hefner boys Darren Haymen and John Morrison, and this, Local Information is their first album released on the Too Pure label.

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That may have caused the band to split, but it also produced the pleasant electronic indie pop of the French. But the music here is essentially synths. And Local Information is much friendlier than the last few Hefner efforts, as they certainly don't have issues with England like they did on We Love the City.

The French: Local Information. Local Information picks up where the disappointing final Hefner album, Dead Media, left off: it reinvents as a wry electropop outfit a band whose touchstones were once Violent Femmes and early Elvis Costello. The good news is that Hayman is back on form: his songs are metropolitan, scalpel-sharp, dustily romantic. Against gently fluttering, unpretentious toy-box electronics - redolent of Momus's late-1980s albums and, sometimes, Warp's retro-futurist nursery school boffins Plone - Hayman proves himself once more to be Britain's most incisive songwriter, an unflinching professor.

It's so easy to love the French, and it's so easy to hate them. Under a precious new name, two boys from the Hefner - bassist John Morrison and vocalist Darren Hayman - have revamped themselves as the French, or rather Fields


1 Porn Shoes
2 The Wu-Tang Clan
3 The Stars, The Moon, The Sun And The Clouds
4 When She Leaves Me
5 Canada Water
6 The Day You Arrive
7 The Pines
8 Nestbuilding
9 Gabriel In The Airport
10 Let It Go


  • Photography [Horse Photos] – Catherine Hammond
  • Written-By – Darren Hayman, John F. Morrison* (tracks: 2 to 4)


Hardback digipak with booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC12056

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PURE 139CDX The French Local Information ‎(CD, Album, Boo) Too Pure PURE 139CDX UK 2003
PURE 139CD The French Local Information ‎(CD, Album, Jew) Too Pure PURE 139CD UK 2003
PURE 139LP The French Local Information ‎(LP, Album) Too Pure PURE 139LP UK 2003

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