It was worth the wait, Hard-Fi have returned with the funk-infused ‘Don’t Go Making Plans’.

The Staines quartet returned to the live stage for the first time in a decade last autumn to an explosive reaction. Whilst the audience were treated to a heady injection of nostalgia with the band performing tracks from their previous albums like ‘Stars of CCTV’, Once Upon a Time in the West’ and 2011’s ‘Killer Sounds’, the band also showcased a new track which is out now.

Hard-Fi’s new track serves as a the taster of their forthcoming EP of the same name which is out later this year.

‘Don’t Go Making Plans’ is a soul-influenced, funk-driven belter of a track which has made the House of Coco team hugely excited for their new EP. Set to be a huge part of your summer soundtrack, the track and its feeling of defiance was influenced by protest – in the sense of protesting against the iUK Government’s attempts to criminalise many aspects of popular protest through the 2022 Public Order Act.

Of course, this is not Hard-Fi’s first rodeo at incorporating powerful and politically-infused messages in their lyrics and despite the hard-hitting subject matter, ‘Don’t Go Making Plans’ is still at heart a pop song, but the themes are elevated by the boisterous beats and Richard Archer’s delectable punchy delivery of his vocals.

If you missed Hard-Fi last autumn, then you are in luck as they have announced their tour which will coincide with their highly-anticipated EP. The band will perform a 10-date UK headline tour in November which will include their homecoming show at London’s Roundhouse on the 30th November.

We can’t wait!

Photo Credits: Mark Thompson and Oscar Goes Wild


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