| er.... like ..... whats going
on??!!! looks like Hard-fi are gonna be Top20 on Sunday -
big thank you to everyone who went out and bought the
record, we were thinking it would go in with a bullet at no
74!!! (If you haven't got it yet what are you waiting for!!)
Crazy couple of weeks, sorry if we haven't been on letting
you all know whats going on but getting online on the road
aint as easy as you'd think, anyway what has been going
Ok another big thank you to everyone who came down to our
video shoot for Hard To Beat last night we had a great laugh
even if we'd had no sleep for the last 2 days - hope that
explains the occasional erratic behaviour, it was really
good to meet everyone - thanks again.
We had our first Jo Wiley Live Lounge session on Tuesday -
don't believe the hype we were crapping ourselves it all
went well though i think, and of course i have to mention
Soccer Am - i hope you all witnessed my efforts in front of
goal, the amount of texts from my mates pointing out what a
jammy bastard i am was quite uncalled for....
Yet another thank you to everyone who's been coming down to
the live shows, we had a blast on tour with Kaiser Chiefs
and The Cribs, two great bands and also really nice fellas
with it, if you haven't checked out the new Cribs single
'Hey Scenesters' make the effort - though i'll let you in on
a secret the next one of theres is even better.
Wrestling for the accolade of best gig so far are the
Belfast Limelight , Birmingham Academy and Liverpool
Academy2 if you disagree let us know - and get down to the
remaining shows and make one of those sneak in like a dark
Our brand new single ' Tied Up Too
Tight' is released this Monday 18th April. Make sure you get
yourself a copy
It's available in 3 different formats and the coloured,
numbered 7" includes a limited edition collectors case.
Scroll down to find out more on each of the different
To pre order the CD, 7" or 10"
You can also visit our
brand new online Hard-Fi store for
the latest Hard-Fi apparel
You can now receive a limited
edition collectors case to hold all the forthcoming Hard-Fi
coloured vinyl 7" 's. Simply order the numbered, colour 7"
of Tied Up Too Tight and you'll be sent the collectors case
completely free of charge (no purchase necessary) To find
out more and to order
Win a full English breakfast for you
and a mate with Hard-Fi plus travel and accommodation to
their London gig at 100 Club on the 28th April
comp starts April 3rd and ends on April 25th 2005
Simply submit your name, email address and mobile number
here... The winner will be
picked at random and contacted on the 25th April.
You can now pre order our
forthcoming single Tied Up Too Tight in all it's limited
edition, multi format glory.
7" colour vinyl, limited edition, numbered, first 500
Featuring Tied Up Too Tight and a cover of 'Seven Nation
10" with alternate art work.
Featuring Tied Up Too Tight and 2 remixes of Middle Eastern
Featuring Tied Up Too Tight and Middle Eastern Holiday £1.99
To order any (or all) of these
Haven't seen the video for our new single Tied Up Too Tight
(released 18th April) yet? Well visit the 'Video' section of
the website to have a look
You can vote for our new single
'Tied Up Too Tight' in the XFM Music Response chart now.
Simply click on the link below and get voting, the chart is
played daily at 7pm with the full rundown every Friday,
19:00-21:00, repeated Sunday 16:00-18:00.
You can vote for our new video 'Tied
Up Too Tight' in the NME MTV2 Chart Right Now. The top ten
is shown every night at 7 PM on MTV2 and updated weekly.
Vote now to see the video!
To see Hard-Fi in action at SxSW in
the UK watch The 1-hour MTV special. The show will premiere
on MTV2, Sunday 27th March at 9pm It will be repeated from
Monday 28th March - Sunday 3rd April at 8pm each night. The
show will also be repeated at various times tbc over the
coming months, including during MTV's Spanking New Music
If you're lucky enough to be in Austin this week,
see the band at
Friday 18th March 05
1135 East 11th
Sat 19th March 05
La Zona Rosa
612 w. 4th street
Austin, TX 78701
We'll be playing the XFM Big Night Out on March 24th with Do
Me Bad Things and Nine Black Alps. All Proceeds go to
charity. Click the link for more info
Back in the manor after our recent
stint on the road supporting the Bravery, a great band and
nice fellas with it, if you've been on Mars and haven't
heard their record get to it! We had a great time and went
down a riot - even if we did all end up sick as dogs after
failing to take ma's advice and getting arseholioed after
every show until 4 or 5 in the morning.
Thanks to everyone who came up after our set and said hello
and how much they were into the 'fi and everyone who emailed
the site - we appreciate it!! Thanks also to everyone down
at the Club NME gig last Friday at Koko - mayhem!
Next up - finish the album, the Camden Crawl next Thursday
(march10th) and then we're off to Texas for the South By
Southwest festival in Austin - I am so gonna get me a cowboy
hat....and maybe some boots...'Looks like we're shy one
horse....Looks like you've two too many...'
So, an endurance test of a weekend
for hard-fi, firstly on Friday night another storming gig at
the Hammersmith Palais supporting Graham Coxon for the final
night of NME awards shows, going on first at 6.45 meant it
was a little quiet at first but being the all round pros we
are, we rocked it like the place was jammed - and things
soon began to hot up.
The same can't be said for Saturday night when we shot the
video for our next single Tied Up Too Tight, at the first
location it snowed and then it got colder. We wrapped at 6am
with early stages of hypothermia setting in but still in
good spirits due to the fact that a: the crew were cool and
we had a laugh and b: BRENTFORD'S STUNNING COMEBACK against
Premiership Southampton in the FA Cup earlier that day to
earn a draw and replay back at Griffin Park - if we can turn
the saints over next up is Man U! - EASY!
STOP PRESS! We've got 2 London shows this week, the first on
Thursday (24th Feb) at the Basement Club, Buffalo Bar, 259
Upper St, Islington, this is a very cool night run by
rockfeedback.com and Artrocker and is gonna get busy...
Next up we're at KOKO (the old Camden Palais) nearest tube
Mornington Crescent- for the Club NME night on Friday (25th
Feb) night doors open 10pm I should imagine we're on around
midnight and the drinks are cheap. Check our (link)gigs(link)
page for more details
Download "Gotta Reason" for free
We are looking forward to supporting
Graham Coxon at the Hammersmith Palais on Friday although we
are onstage early, 6.45pm!
Sorry if this means getting out early if your coming along
but think of the extra drinking time it will give you!
Our new single is a live favourite and brand new song "Tied
Up Too Tight" which you may have already heard on Zane
Lowe's show or XFM from this week.
News has just reached us that our
BBC Maida Vale session is being aired tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb
8) between 7-8pm on Zane Lowe's show - Radio 1.
Even more news has just reached us that he's going to play
the next single Tied Up Too Tight for you all, same times...
but TONIGHT (Mon, 7th.)
The Bravery promoter has advertised
us as doing the whole tour. Whilst we would love to be
doing it, the dates we are doing are.......
Feb - 22nd Manchester Academy, 23rd Birmingham Academy, 27th
Newcastle UNI, March- 1st London Koko Club NME.
Hope everyone had a good holiday and new years, Hard-fi spent the break hard at work in 'Cherry Lips' our own studio and premier recording facility working on some new tracks, talk about dedication!
To be honest the guttering company next door were off for christmas so we could make as much racket as we liked...
Sorry this page hasn't been updated for a while but it's been kinda crazy recently, if you don't know already Hard-Fi signed to Atlantic Records (still through Necessary) last month after a frantic music industry bidding war, this means we can do more gigs, (we've already some more dates lined up including an NME show with Graham Coxon, check our gigs section for more details) and you'll actually be able to find our records in the shops.
Thank you for all the emails of congratulations from friends and fans alike, they are much appreciated!
What a night at the Water Rats on Monday! The place was packed, apologies to those who couldn't get in. Not only was it a great show but our manager had Rick Rubin on the phone saying Stars Of CCTV was the best record he'd heard this year! - we're all gonna grow beards....long ones...
Hard-Fi are gonna be recording a live session for Zane Lowe next Tuesday, We think it will go out that night so why not tune in?
Sorry to those who were coming to see us at the Nottingham Rock City show we had to cancel right at the last minute due to unforseen circumstances (no honestly) - apparently Girls Aloud were gutted......
Some new features on this site!! we now have a message board on line and you can also now email the band with any messages you may have like 'what the hell are you doing?! go get a proper job' - look under the 'contacts' button above.
Another live date has been added to the Hard-Fi tour schedule - December 5th at Nottingham Rock City, what's getting everyone excited is that 'Girls Aloud' are playing on the main stage. Rest assured Hard-Fi will be questioning them on their attitude towards toilet attendents and then trying to get them drunk on White Lightening.
Check our gigs section for more details.
Great live review of The Dublin Castle show in this weeks (13th Nov) NME, Check out our reviews page to see what people have been writing about Hard-Fi.
You can also catch the controversial 'Cash Machine' video which has been playlisted on MTV2, but if you can't wait watch it online now - go to our video page.
UPDATE - the show @ The Spitz on 11th December has been cancelled, sorry. Also yes i was hungover when updating the site and the gig at The Water Rats on Nov6th should read Dec6th - got that?
Another riotous Hard-Fi performance at The Dublin Castle, thanks to everyone who came down - especially the Staines contingent (they don't often leave the manor).
'Cash Machine' was played on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show again this week and sounded fantastiche on the radio, if you haven't heard it yet goto our sounds page and download a clip.
The Hard-Fi mini album
Of CCTV' is out NOW! on Necessary Records
For our rehearsal warm-up, this week we shall be mostly playing 'Heard It Thru The Grapevine' the Marvin Gaye version (yes again, it's proving quite tricky)
Hard-Fi won this weeks round of 'Fresh Meat' on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show, listen in between 8 and 9pm next Monday (Nov 1st) and let him know how good Hard-Fi sound on the radio!
For our rehearsal warm-up, this week we shall be mostly playing 'Heard It Thru The Grapevine' the Marvin Gaye version.
Hard-Fi are currently putting their feet up after finishing a whirlwind tour of Great Britain, a big thanks to everyone who came along to the shows and to The Golden Virgins and The Vacation who we supported on the tour.
The final show was to a packed Kings Cross Water Rats which seemed to have half of Staines in there as well as various music industry types sniffing around, we rocked the joint as usual and spent the rest of the evening head shaking to The Vacation and then drinking back at their hotel - 'The Columbia' (legendary rock 'n' roll hotel, also a bit of a dump) headaches all round...
Oh and sorry to anyone who wanted to come along to see us in Bristol but the gig was cancelled at the last minute - knickers...