Happy Holidays From Hard-Fi – With Bonus Guitar Solo

A special Christmas message from the Hard-Fi boys has been posted at the British alternative rock group’s YouTube channel. “Happy Christmas guys,” vocalist Richard Archer said. “I just want to say have a great Christmas and a great New Year. Thanks for your support this year. We’re gonna be back in the new year with a wicked new album, so keep tuned for that.” Watch the video, featuring Ross Phillips doing a rooftop ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ guitar solo, below.

Hard-Fi At BBC Electric Proms

Highlights of Hard-Fi’s appearance at as part of the Africa Express performance at BBC Electric Proms at Koko in London, England, joined by Medhi Haddab, Amadou and many other guest musicians has been posted at Hard-Fi’s YouTube channel. Watch it below.

Hard-Fi Aren’t Scared About Sophomore Slump

Hard-Fi bassist Kai Stephens spoke with Time Off magazine about the band’s plans to follow up their debut effort, ‘Stars Of CCTV’. “We are feeling the pressure, but we’re not scared of it, he scoffed. “We’re like ‘Come on then!’. We’re gonna step up! The next album will be every bit better than this one. There are songs we’ve been rehearsing and we’re confident that we’re going to make a better album. We held a few strong songs back.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.

Heineken ‘Jammin’ Festival

Metallica, Hard-Fi, The Darkness, Goldfrapp, Living Things, and Depeche Mode perofrmed at the Heineken ‘Jammin’ Festival in Imola, Italy on June 16-17. Check out pictures from RexFeatures.

On TV: Three Days Grace, She Wants Revenge, Hard-Fi

Rock acts on television this week include Secret Machines, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Monday; Be Your Own Pet, who perform on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Tuesday; the Like, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Tuesday; Hard-Fi, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday; former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, who performs on ‘The View’ on Wednesday; Widespread Panic, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Thursday; She Wants Revenge, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Thursday; Echo & the Bunnymen, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Thursday; Wolfmother, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Thursday; Sonic Youth, who perform on ‘The Late Show’ on Friday; Three Days Grace, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Friday; and HIM, who perform on ‘Last Call’ on Friday.

Hi:Fi South Festival Day 1

Kharma 45, Super Furry Animals, Hard-Fi, and The Go! Team performed at day one of the Hi:Fi South Festival in Winchester, England on May 27th. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.