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Album · 2003 · 10 Songs. Local Information The French.

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.

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.

Posted on 11th August 200311th August 2018 by darren. Originally released August 11th 2003. Following their last album with Hefner, Darren Hayman and John Morrison made an entirely electronic album, Local Information, under the name ‘The French’. Now considered by Darren to be his favourite album, the record was featured as a ‘Buried Treasure’ in the September 2009 issue of MOJO magazine. Vive the French! By JIM LEDBETTER Time Magazine Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003.

Local Information is a logical progression from the last Hefner album, Dead Media, where the band began to flirt with electronic instruments and move away from their beloved guitars. The album is very reminiscent of those Momus recorded for Creation back in the late ’90s — all beeps, blips and wonderful tales of love and romance that unfold through Hayman’s literate lyrics. It is with those lyrics that Hayman’s true genius is revealed because he has a true gift for taking the mundane and making it sound fascinating.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Porn Shoes 4:31
2 The Wu-Tang Clan
Songwriter [Song Written By] – John F Morrison*Written By – Darren Hayman / John F Morrison
3 The Stars, The Moon, The Sun And The Clouds
Songwriter [Song Written By] – John F Morrison*Written By – Darren Hayman / John F Morrison
4 When She Leaves Me
Songwriter [Song Written By] – John F Morrison*Written By – Darren Hayman / John F Morrison
5 Canada Water 5:35
6 The Day You Arrive 4:12
7 The Pines 4:50
8 Nestbuilding 4:38
9 Gabriel In The Airport 4:27
10 Let It Go 4:27

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Too Pure
  • Copyright (c) – Too Pure
  • Published By – Derriere Le Garage
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Made By – Sonopress – 50753250


  • Photography By [Horse Photos By] – Catherine Hammond
  • Songwriter [All Songs Written By] – Darren Hayman


Packaging: Hard Book Cover

Printed notes:
All songs... Derriere Le Garage.
Except 2, 3, 4... Derriere Le Garage / Copyright Control.
P & C 2003 Too Pure.
The copyright in this sound recording by Too Pure.
Made in UK

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 44918 01383 8
  • Label Code: LC 12056
  • Matrix / Runout: 50753250/PURE139CD 01
  • Matrix / Runout: [Sonopress logo]
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB 47
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0786

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PURE 139CD The French Local Information ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Too Pure PURE 139CD 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

The French - Local Information FLAC album
Local Information
FLAC size:
1150 mb
MP3 size:
1317 mb
WMA size:
1131 mb
Downtempo, Indie Rock
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