Fans have become particularly vocal in calling for a Hard-Fi live return via social media over the last few years. Not only did Archer’s solo livestream charity gig in lockdown tease the prospect as he performed the band’s debut album, Stars Of CCTV, in full, but the Staines-based group’s influence has increasingly being felt of late on a new generation of artists who also fuse dancefloor-friendly grooves and beats with words that candidly chart modern life.“It felt like the right time to get together and play our songs again,” explained Archer, who has not been idle in the intervening period, writing songs for various artists and his own band OffWorld. “Not only did people keep asking me when we were going to do a show, but I felt a lot of the things Hard-Fi did – both musically and lyrically – have really started to chime with what going on right now. That sense of wanting to come together again and have a good time as a collective or community has always part of what Hard-Fi is about.”
HARD-FI LIVE DATES
New Century Hall, Manchester – Friday 30th SeptemberO2 Forum, Kentish Town, London – Saturday 1st October
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.