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Not GOOD not good at all
on 11 October 2011
Hard-Fi, have been dragging their feet in a lazy apathetic manner. There nothing here that makes your ears stand to attention.
Poor old Hard Fi after a platinum selling debut and a weak sophomore follow up Killer Sounds (mostly produced by singer Richard Archer); is dull as dishwater. This proves you shouldn't believe your hype.
These sounds aren't all killer they are hollow and soulless filled with recycled lyrical vagueness. There is the sense we should be expecting more from Hard-Fi at this point, to be fair there are sporadic moments of inspiration but it generally falls flat. It' as if these songs and arrangements have been put together because of contractual obligations. No rousing call to arms, or terrace chants, it's a bland affair an assemblage of half baked mediocre ideas and doodling's. Unlike it processors you won't be humming any of these tunes and your certainly unlikely to hear them on the airwaves.
Hard Fi appear to be trying to hard to mimic Kasabian with mutated indie industrial dance beats and the Over dubs of Big Audio Dynamite. But the hooks are absent and your left with a bad aftertaste. There is no appeal and certainty not that will inspire you to put this on your Ipod play list.
You just can't got the swagger lads, it's a shame because you have such potential but six years on from their debut fame and fortune is unlikely. The CD graveyard is full of causalities who have trodden the same path just ask the Dead 60's
This not a CD that will grave the nations coffee tables but its better than the X factor, but only just. The musical world is now centred on quirky solo artist bearing their soul. Hard Fi's ship has sailed and left them marooned.