Interview & DVD clips
Hard-Fi's rise to fame has been somewhat of a quick journey. Contactmusic.com caught up with Rich & Steve for a chat before their biggest show to date at millennium square in Leeds.
Hard-Fi have also just released their first live DVD, 'In Operation' on 8th May. Featuring a full live performance, all the band's videos and exclusive behind the scenes footage, 'In Operation' also comes backed with 'CCTVersions - an exclusive CD of alternative dub versions of tracks from the band's debut album.
Filmed at London's historic Astoria venue during their sold out 15 date UK tour in December 2005, 'In Operation' is an essential document of a legendary tour. The performance, in front of an ecstatic hometown crowd, features all the tracks on Hard-Fi's 750,000 selling, number one debut album 'Stars Of CCTV', plus brand new track 'You And Me' and the band's version of 'Seven Nation Army' - a massive crowd favourite.
Additional footage includes all the Hard-Fi videos, from April 2005's 'Tied Up Too Tight' through to current single 'Better Do Better'. There is also behind the scenes footage from the making of each video plus the 'Stars Of CCTV' EPK and mini-documentary 'In Operation' - a Channel 4 special on the band. Eagle eyed fans will also be able to find a host of hidden content on the DVD, including 2004's rarely seen, original video for 'Cash Machine' which saw the band dodging security to vault the perimeter fence at Heathrow airport to film just feet from the main runway.