The new single Black Out The Sun is available for pre-order ahead of its release date in the UK on October 2nd. There are some fantastic bsides and mixes and a very special price at UK itunes for the pre-order period only so get in now! ALSO see below for details on the super stunning limited edition 7inch vinyl!

We have made the single available for the rest of the world AT Darren’s sandbag store ALSO at the special price for the pre-order period only!
*this excludes UK (your links are below) Australia/NZ/Asia – you will be able to get the track on the new album!

UK
ITUNES - HERE
Very special pre-order price only for the Digital Bundle including the video!
Digital Bundle
1. Black Out The Sun
2.Black Out The Sun (Orchestral Version)
3. Black Out The Sun (Extended Version)
4. Black Out The Sun (7th Heaven Club Mix)
5. Black Out The Sun (Video)

AMAZON - HERE
Digital Bundle
1. Black Out The Sun
2.  Black Out The Sun (Orchestral Version)
3. Black Out The Sun (Extended Version)
4. Black Out The Sun (7th Heaven Club Mix)

WORLDWIDE
LIMITED EDITION 7 INCH VINYL - HERE
A strictly limited edition of only 1000 hand numbered see-through red vinyl 7 inch singles in a beautifully designed laser cut cardboard sleeve designed by album artwork artist John Gilsenan. This 7 inch features the album version of Black Out The Sun on the A side and the B side is a beautiful acoustic version of Black Out The Sun (Live in the Attic) recorded in Darren's home studio.

REST OF WORLD – SANDBAG
*excluding Australia/NZ/Asia

Bundle available at special price for pre-order period only. HERE

Digital Bundle
1. Black Out The Sun
2.Black Out The Sun (Orchestral Version)
3. Black Out The Sun (Extended Version)
4. Black Out The Sun (7th Heaven Club Mix)
5. Black Out The Sun (Video)

 

 


Congratulations to Enrico of Italy who was the first person to go into Mercatino Dell'usato at Porta Maggorie in Rome and ask for 'The Secret'

Enrico spent more than 3 hours on a train to make it to Rome to collect the code! Well done Enrico.

The Secret Code Enrico discovered was KINGDOM.

Remember the secret code has been divided into 4 parts - each part placed in a bottle and scattered around the globe. Those who discover the codes within the bottles will each receive a limited edition Collector's Edition version of the album 'Secret Codes' and Battleships' - and a personal phone call from Darren.

But everyone wins, because when all 4 bottles are discovered, the 4 pieces of the code will combine to reveal one master password that unlocks a piece of the album for everyone to enjoy.

2 Codes to go..Where will the next code be?? Stayed tuned to find out!



Darren's new album 'Secret Codes and Battleships' will be released on Oct 17 in the UK and Oct 21 rest of the world. As well as iTunes worldwide, there are 3 different physical versions to choose from : Standard Edition, Special Edition and Collector's Edition.

Please see below for your territory -  Most of the online retailers will ship worldwide for those outside of the countries listed. Please check with specific retailers for your delivery area.

We’ll have remaining ITUNES pre-order links for you very shortly!

Standard Edition
(12 songs and a 16 page colour booklet)

1.   Taken By The Sea
2.   Don't Give Up
3.   Nearly Love
4.   Black Out The Sun
5.   Talk Talk Talk
6.   Bloodstained Heart
7.   God Walking Into the Room
8.   Hurt
9.   Roses
10. Stupid Mistake
11. Cruel Cruel World
12. The Siren's Call

Special Edition
(2 CD set of 12 track album plus 7 track bonus disc and 32 page colour booklet)

CD 1 - the 12 Track Album
CD 2 - 7 bonus tracks

1. Explode
2. Perfect
3. Tiny Little Flashlights
4. Nothing
5. Glorious
6. Talk Talk Talk (live in the attic)
7. Black Out The Sun (live in the attic)

Collector's Edition
(2 CD set of 12 track album plus 12 track bonus disc, album on Violet 12 inch vinyl,  full 12 inch sized 32 page colour booklet and 1 of 4 limited edition lithographs presented in deluxe gatefold presentation and hard slip case.  A true collector's item)

PLEASE NOTE : THIS ITEM IS LIMITED AND WILL BE SOLD ONLY VIA DARREN'S SANDBAG STORE.

CD 1 - the 12 Track Album
CD 2 - 12 bonus tracks
Vinyl -  the 12 Track Album on Violet coloured vinyl.

The bonus tracks on the Collector's Edition are

1.   Explode
2.   Perfect
3.   Tiny Little Flashlights
4.   Wrecking Ball
5.   Nothing
6.   Glorious
7.   Talk Talk Talk (live in the attic)
8.   Black Out The Sun (live in the attic)
9.   The Sweetest Lullaby (demo)
10. Hurt (demo)
11. Stupid Mistake (demo)
12. Perfect (demo)

PRE ORDER COLLECTORS EDITION
Darren Hayes Sandbag Store

PRE ORDER LINKS  AUSTRALIA
AUS ITUNES – Standard edition
AUS ITUNES – Special Edition
AUS Jbhifi -  Standard Edition
AUS Jbhifi – Special Edition


PRE ORDER LINKS  UK

UK Amazon Standard Edition
UK Amazon Special Edition
UK HMV Standard & Special Edition  - Including the chance to Win Tickets To See Darren live in London, attend the soundcheck & meet him before the show!
Townsend Records Standard & Deluxe Edition - Including an exclusive signed A4 print with purchase
UK Play.com Standard Edition
UK Play.com Special Edition


PRE ORDER LINKS U.S.A
Amazon standard
Amazon special edition
 

PRE ORDER LINKS CANADA
Amazon Standard Edition
Amazon Special Edition

 



Here is the SECOND clue to discover the SECOND part of the secret code that will unlock a piece of the album ahead of its official release!

The secret code has been divided in to 4 parts - each part placed in a bottle and scattered around the globe.

Those who discover the codes within the bottles will each receive a limited edition Collector's Edition version of the album 'Secret Codes and Battleships' - and a personal phone call from Darren.

But everyone wins, because ONCE all 4 bottles are discovered, the 4pieces of the code will combine to reveal one master password that unlocks a piece of the album for everyone to enjoy.

This requires you guys to work together as a team - to share clues and information you have gathered and most importantly to share the 4 pieces of the password that will unlock a part of the album prior to the official release date of Oct 17 UK and Oct 21 rest of the world!

Once you’ve found the code, please let us know FIRST AT .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with all of your details name, contact phone and email and a photo of you with the code!

Then get posting and let everyone know so we can all stop searching!

IMPORTANT – please be respectful to all when searching for the codes, you must physically in person go into the locations to find the code, no calling venues is permitted.



CODE LOCATION #2

Un posto dove nulla si crea, nulla si distrugge, tutto si trasforma.
Un posto per intrappolare il tempo in una capsula. Vicino i famosi
Acquedotti della Citta' Eterna. Non troppo distante dal Colosseo ma vicino ai Tram
e alla Stazione dei Treni..

A place where nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.
A place that puts time into a capsule.
Near the famous Aqua Ducts in the Eternal City,  not too far from the Colosseum but closer to the Trams and Train Station...

You will need to find the location and ask for "the secret" or "il segreto".



The new video for Bloodstained Heart is now live!

Directed by the amazing Chris Cottam and shot in the UK, the video tells a story of a beautiful friendship. 

As Darren explains "The song means so much to me because I wrote it about a time in my life when someone close to me was going through a horrible time and I wished more than anything that I could step in and take the bullet for them.  We've all experienced that helpless feeling of standing by idly while someone you love is suffering - and wished that you could absorb the impact for them.  It's about those situations in life where, maybe you feel you are losing the battle, but you'll never lose your dignity."

The single is out now in Australia - you can buy at itunes HERE

A note for Uk friends and rest of the world - ‘Bloodstained heart’ will be available on the album Secret Codes and Battleships out October 17th for the UK and 21st for the rest of the world!



 
   
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