Hard-Fi are an Indie rock band from Staines, Surrey - a suburban location that has significantly influenced their musical style and lyrics. Their debut album was nominated for the Mercury Prize.
Widely regarded as a "chav" band, this potentially discribes the influences as cited by the artists and composers.
The band were signed to newly formed independent label, Necessary Records, owned by Warren Clarke. Originally recorded as a nine track mini-album in a disused mini cab office; it was then mixed in a variety of unusual acoustic environments - in bedrooms, in pubs, and in their producer, Wolsey White's, BMW. 1000 copies of this record were pressed with only 500 going on public sale. It quickly sold, receiving critical acclaim and radio play.
The band were then licensed to the Atlantic Records label (a major), where they were given the chance to re-record the album. The band went back to the cab office to maintain their sound.
Their debut album's launch party was scheduled to be July 7...
Track listing: Cash MachineMiddle Eastern HolidayTied Up Too TightGotta ReasonUnnecessary TroubleMove on NowFeltham Is Singing OutStars of CCTVBetter Do BetterLiving for the Weekend http://www.hard-fi.com/