What the hell. I didn’t know either. For all you new school hipsters, Hard Fi was an English band from way back when (2005). They had some buzz for their album “Stars of CCTV” and songs like Cash Machine featuring these inspiring lyrics:
What am I gonna do
My girlfriend’s test turned blue
We tried to play it safe
That night we could not wait
No no, this can’t be right
She said it would be alright
I can’t afford to be a daddy
So I leave tonight…
What would Glasvegas say about that? I don’t know. Me and my peeps saw Hard Fi at the Horseshoe in January of 2006, and I remember at the time being really disappointed with their show because they had pre-recorded music for some portions of the songs. We all thought that was bullshit because they are suppose to be a band. However, now days, I see bands like Little Boots or La Roux or Passion Pit and they too have prerecorded material to compliment their live act, and I don’t mind it. I guess my point is, my enjoyment of a singer singing with some prerecorded material, made me think of a time when I thought this really wasn’t acceptable, which made me think of Hard Fi.
Do you guys remember when the Bishop and Belcher used to be near the Horseshoe? I used to love going to that place before a show at the Shoe. Then it turned into H&M or some gentrified store. Bummer.
Back to Hard Fi… For the record, I do enjoy their debut album – Stars of CCTV. I think
they used some sort of Peter Saville clone for their album covers.
Hard Fi had an album in 2007, but by then, they were no longer relevant and wikipedia says they are working on a third album. It’s been 2 years since that was reported, so I’ll assume they have broken up. Oh well.