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Old 06-18-2007, 04:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Found this on Gigwise.com;

Hard-Fi have announced their new album will be called 'Once Upon a Time in the West' and hit the shops in September.

The follow up to their cheap but massively successful debut album ‘Stars of CCTV’ will be released on the 3 September.

Single 'Suburban Knights' will whet appetites a couple of days before on 30 August.



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Old 06-18-2007, 10:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Found this on Gigwise.com;

Hard-Fi have announced their new album will be called 'Once Upon a Time in the West' and hit the shops in September.

The follow up to their cheap but massively successful debut album ‘Stars of CCTV’ will be released on the 3 September.

Single 'Suburban Knights' will whet appetites a couple of days before on 30 August.



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Old 07-13-2007, 06:46 AM   #13 (permalink)
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So, who has heard the new single?

Its called Suburban Knights. I really like it....no real departure from the first album, but thats no surprise.

Video - YouTube - Hard Fi - Suburban Knights (Video)
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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They suck... quite a fair bit.
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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So, who has heard the new single?

Its called Suburban Knights. I really like it....no real departure from the first album, but thats no surprise.
i quite liked it, i disagree slighty from what your saying. i reckon they've gone a new direction but not so much that they have lost their unique sound. but we still got the album to come yet





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Old 07-18-2007, 05:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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hard-fi make my blood boil, they really really do suck the proverbial arsehole. Their lyrics and music just remind me of how quotidian and bleak life can be, i want music to take me away as a form of escapism, and this band just do the opposite. horrible.
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:11 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hard-Fi were never my favourite band but I liked all of the singles from Stars Of CCTV and I liked the lead singer's accent coming through in the vocals.

Suburban Knights isn't a bad single at all but it sounds like it's missing something that was there on the first album. Perhaps it's just subtle progress. I don't know.
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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they have one good song
aaaaaand thats about it
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:38 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Certainly one of the worst major pop bands in recent British history. Their first album was endowed with a few good songs here and there - the second album by contrast consists of 12 or so songs, none of which surpass the weaker moments of Stars Of CCTV. A load of bland, insipid rubbish, they already landed in ithe Oasis-trap of becoming entirely self-derivative, on this occasion no more than one album into their damned careers.

What's worst of all about this band though is not the music (which gets away with being just terrible), but the lyrics. Once Upon A Time In The West has lines that can be described by no word other than "abomination". Check out this, for example:

Tonight, tonight I'm gonna take what's mine,
Tonight, tonight under a bright neon light
And if I ever find a way right out of here,
Tonight, tonight I'm gonna disappear.

Tonight, tonight oh sweetheart you and I,
Tonight, tonight we've got to feel alive,
Cause if we ever find a way right out of here,
Tonight, tonight we've gotta disappear.

But it ain't easy, no it ain't easy
Darling darling please

I can't lose you,
So come with me
And we'll break free,
Tonight, tonight, we'll shine so bright

Tonight, tonight we've gotta make our move,
Tonight, tonight we ain't got nothing to lose.
Cause if we ever find a way right out of here,
Tonight, tonight we gotta disappear.


AND HERE is Hard-Fi being edgy~!:

Life means nothing, when no one knows your name,
I never had too much but I'd give it all for fame,
Baby, baby...

She's there on the TV, So beautiful on screen,
Selling me a life I've never known and never seen,
Baby, baby...

If I only had you, If I only had...

Television, New religion, Let everyone sing Hallelujah.
Politicians, Don't wanna listen, They only wanna make money out of you.
Hallelujah!


So yeah, worst pop band to come out of the UK in quite some time.

Also, not to make a genre argument or anything, but it's worth noting that Hard-Fi and particularly Richard Archer himself do not seem to see themselves as part of or affiliate with the indie movement at all. Many times Archer has been reported as saying that they have their influences in dance and soul, and don't even listen to indie music. Famously, he went as far as to say that the aim of the band is to compete with Eminem, not "small-time" and "parochial" indie bands.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:19 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I agree that the second album absolutely sucks balls. The first album was good at the juice bar for a while but sound's dated already and they are useless live judging by the performances I have seen on TV.
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