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Hard-fi Promise No Long Wait For Album

29th March 2012

Hard-Fi have vowed not to wait too long before releasing their next album.The 'Cash Machine' hitmakers released their third album, 'Killer Sounds' last year - four years after second record 'Once Upon a Time in...

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Charlie Simpson Launches Young Pilgrim

17th August 2011

Charlie Simpson launched his debut solo album 'Young Pilgrim' in London last night (16.08.11). The Fightstar rocker played a show at the city's Borderline venue where he performed most of the tracks from his first...

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Hard-fi Waited For Right Producers

15th August 2011

Hard-Fi took four years to make their new album because they "wanted to wait for the right producers to become available."The 'Good For Nothing' group started working on their 'Killer Sounds' album in 2009, but...

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Hard-fi 'Enjoying Music' Again

12th July 2011

Hard-Fi took four years to make their third album because they wanted it to be perfect. The 'Hard to Beat' hitmakers' are glad they spent a long time perfecting 'Killer Sounds', rather than making something...

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Duffy Keeps Leona Lewis Off Top Spot With Mercy

17th March 2008

Welsh soul singer Duffy kept Leona Lewis from the UK's top spot in the charts with her hit Mercy, which went into its fourth week at number one.X Factor winner Lewis entered the chart at...

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Astoria "Can't Be Saved"

12th March 2008

One of London's most popular live music venues is to be destroyed.The Astoria Theatre looks set to finally close after months of campaigning to save it.Some 35,000 people reportedly signed a petition in an attempt...

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Kanye Outsells Fiddy To Number One

17th September 2007

Kanye West's Graduation has pipped 50 Cent's Curtis to the top spot in this week's album chart.In a top 20 awash with eight new entries, it was the generally less commercially successful West who emerged...

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Winehouse Up Against Monkeys And Kaisers At Qs

13th September 2007

Amy Winehouse's Back to Black has again been nominated for a best record of the year award.The troubled singer's album has been put up for a gong at this year's Q Awards, for which nominations...

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Pavarotti In Chart Foray

10th September 2007

Luciano Pavarotti has returned to the UK singles chart with Nessun Dorma, three days after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer.The tenor died on Thursday aged 71, with download sales of his signature aria catapulting...

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Robbie And Winehouse Set For Radio 1 Album

16th August 2007

Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse and Kylie Minogue are among the stars who feature on a new Radio 1 cover album.To celebrate the radio station's 40th anniversary, 40 songs from 1967 to 2007 have been collated...

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Hard-fi To Play Club Tour

15th August 2007

Hard-Fi have announced details of a small club tour to coincide with the release of their new album Once Upon A Time In The West.The Staines band will play a number of unusual venues beginning...

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Hard-fi Release Details Of New Album

14th July 2007

Hard-Fi have announced details of their new album, Once Upon A Time in the West, to be released on September 3rd.The follow-up to the smash hit Stars of CCTV will boast 11 new tracks including...

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Hard-fi Announce Series Of Low-key Gigs

2nd July 2007

Hard-Fi have followed on from their surprise show at Glastonbury festival with the announcement of a number of low-key lives shows.The Staines band will play five dates in July at small venues and promise to...

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Hard-fi To Play Glastonbury

19th June 2007

Hard-Fi have been confirmed to play at Glastonbury festival as a surprise last-minute addition to the event line-up.The Staines band are currently hard at work mixing their new album Once Upon a Time in the...

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Kaiser Chiefs And Hard-fi Added To Ibiza Rocks

15th June 2007

Kaiser Chiefs have been added to the bill for Ibiza Rocks this summer along with Hard-Fi and Mark Ronson.The Kaisers have played Ibiza before and will return with support from London band Good Shoes at...

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Natasha And Just Jack Set For Beach Fun

26th April 2007

Natasha Bedingfield and Just Jack have been confirmed among the headline acts when T4 On The Beach returns this summer.The one-day event will take place in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, on Sunday July 22nd and will also...

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Strummer Benefit Tickets On Sale

17th April 2007

Tickets are now on sale for a special benefit concert in November marking the fifth anniversary of the legendary Acton Town Hall show by Clash frontman Joe Strummer in 2002.The show was a fundraiser for...

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Wilson: 'Accident Has Taught Me A Lesson'

5th June 2006

KAISER CHIEFS frontman RICKY WILSON insists his recent car accident taught him a vital lesson - never leave a gig early. The rocker had sneaked out of a HARD-FI concert in Leeds, England, to catch...

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Hard-fi Forced Out Of Coachella

27th April 2006

British rockers HARD-FI have been forced to cancel their appearance at this summer's (06) Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival, because frontman RICHARD ARCHER has been diagnosed with throat problems. The CASH MACHINE singer has...

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Hard-fi In Drunken Backstage Brawls

23rd April 2006

Brit rockers HARD FI have banned whisky from their backstage premises - because the beverage makes them uncontrollably drunk and violent. The HARD TO BEAT hitmakers were forced to quell their backstage alcohol intake after...

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Hard-fi Star Worried About Exterminator Bonus

21st April 2006

British rockers HARD FI almost missed out on the opportunity to sign a major label record deal - because a sensible member of the band wanted to continue his job as an exterminator. The four-piece...

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Archer's Boredom Prompted Songwriting

20th February 2006

HARD-FI frontman RICHARD ARCHER insists he was so bored of living in the suburbs outside London it inspired him to start writing songs. The CASH MACHINE hitmaker and principle songwriter for the Staines, England-based...

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Kaiser Chiefs Have A Riot At Brits

16th February 2006

English rockers KAISER CHIEFS were big winners at last night's (15FEB06) Brit Awards, picking up three trophies at the London ceremony. The Leeds band opened the star-studded bash at the British capital's Earls Court...

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Kanye, Blunt And Kaisers Among Early Brit Winners

15th February 2006

English rockers KAISER CHIEFS are leading the winners at tonight's (15FEB06) Brit Awards, picking up two trophies at the London bash. Kaiser Chiefs opened the star-studded ceremony in the British capital's Earls Court venue...

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Archer Would Sell Brit Award On Ebay

14th February 2006

HARD-FI frontman RICHARD ARCHER has such little hope of scooping any Brit Awards tomorrow night (15JAN06), he has promised to sell any gongs they do win on auction website eBay. The LIVING FOR THE...

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Hard-fi Ask Madonna For Cover

13th February 2006

British rockers HARD-FI are desperate for superstar MADONNA to cover one of their songs. The HARD TO BEAT foursome are up for two Brit Awards on Wednesday (15FEB06), while Madonna is named in three...

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Johansson Denies Archer Romance

3rd February 2006

SCARLETT JOHANSSON has rubbished rumours she is enjoying romantic liaisons with HARD-FI frontman RICHARD ARCHER. The MATCH POINT star was widely reported to have met the British rocker while filming in London, prompting a...

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Johansson Romantically Linked To British Rocker

29th January 2006

SCARLETT JOHANSSON has reportedly embarked on a romance with HARD-FI frontman RICHARD ARCHER after growing close to the British rocker while filming in the UK. Despite publicly stepping out with PEARL HARBOR actor JOSH...

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Arctic Monkeys Claim Second Number One

23rd January 2006

ARCTIC MONKEYS have claimed their second successive number one on the UK singles chart. The English rockers' WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN knocks THE X FACTOR winner SHAYNE WARD down to number five after...

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Hard-fi Star Questions Brit Nominations

16th January 2006

HARD-FI frontman RICHARD ARCHER has hit out at the organisers of next month's (FEB06) Brit Awards for leaving SUGABABES and GIRLS ALOUD out of the Best Pop Act category. The LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND...

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