THE BAND:"Hard-Fi are the product of their suburban West London environment, the sound of twenty-something gun-slingers on minimum wage. A band weaned on the concrete glamour of The Stones, Dexys, Curtis Mayfield and Happy Mondays - the perfect soundtrack to the night out that starts with a new set of Adidas on Thursday, struts and staggers through the weekend and somehow ends up a bloody mess just off the M4 on Tuesday morning." From the bands myspace page.
THE SOUND: These guys first came to my attention on the HELP: A Day in the Life album, singing a slow rocker called 'Help Me Please'. I was at first reminded of Snow Patrol, with the melancholy lyrics of love wanting to stick around. Further research revealed the track 'Cash Machine', that starts off like a Gorillaz track before rolling into the sound they describe - the soundtrack to your weekend, getting trashed, waking up and doing it all over again. Hopeully more tracks by these guys will round out there sound and form a solid bridge from the beauty of 'Help me Please' and the weekend starter 'Cash Machine'.
mp3 - Help Me Please EXPIRED
mp3 - Cash Machine