I give you
Richard Archer (vocals)
Ross Phillips (guitar)
Kai Stephens (bass)
Steve Kemp (drums)

Hard-Fi are the product of their suburban West London environment; the sound of twenty-something gun-slingers on the minimum wage. It's the sound of a band weaned on the heady concrete glamour of The Stones, Dexys, Curtis Mayfield, and Happy Mondays. In love and in debt - the raw materials required to soundtrack a life of box-fresh Adidas, Berwick Street vinyl, and the black economy.

Recorded at Hard-Fi's Cherry Lips studio (a former 24 hour cab office in the work-a-day granite-grey environs of Staines ) and produced by Wolsey White ("The Phil Spector of lo-fi" - Kerrang) and the band themselves, 'Stars Of CCTV' is Hard-Fi's debut offering, featuring forthcoming single 'Cash Machine'.

The video for the single is already gaining widespread notoriety, the band having dodged Terminal 3 security to spend two hours performing 30ft below incoming planes at the arse-end of the main Heathrow runway - the kind of'guerrilla gig' that makes The Libertines' best efforts come off like a public school fete.

Buckle up, knuckle down, get busy - Acton Man, West 3, Autumn 2004

The tracklisting is:
1. Cash Machine
2. Hard To Beat
3. Middle Eastern Holiday
4. Stronger
5. Hard To Beatmix
6. Gotta Reason
7. Move On Now
8. Feltham is Singing Out
9. Cash Machine Mix

Remix duties on Hard to Beat, and Cash Machine are undertaken by Wrongtom (head honcho of the HalfLife and Whole9Yards labels, and creator of XFM favourite 'The Wrongtom EP').