Personalities | Hard-Fi | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 2004–present)

True suburban boys, Hard-Fi – Richard Archer (vocals), Ross Phillips (guitar), Kai Stephens (bass) and Steven Kemp (drums) – claim to have recorded their debut, Stars Of CCTV (2005) in a local taxi office in Staines, east London. A heady mix of social observation and steely dance rhythms, the four-piece play on their ‘everyman’ status with increasing charm. Recently, The Jam’s Paul Weller has taken Hard-Fi under his wing, doubtless aware of the similarities between the two bands.

Styles & Forms | Twenty-First Century | Rock
Personalities | Calvin Harris | Twenty-First Century | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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