Hard-Fi singer dedicates Glasto gig to his mum

Richard Archer also speaks to NME.COM about new material

Hard-Fi frontman Richard Archer has dedicated his secret Glastonbury set to his late mother.

The band, who headlined the Leftfield Stage for a Love Music Hate Racism gig on Saturday night (June 23), were due to perform at the festival two years but had to pull out after Archer‘s mum fell sick.

He told The Sun: “It felt like unfinished business going back. It was quite daunting. Last time my mum had gone in for a kidney transplant. We thought her life would be transformed.

“But I got a call to say there had been complications. She died not long after. It’s heartbreaking that she never got a chance to see what I have achieved. I dedicated the gig to her and the next album will be for her too.”

Archer also spoke exclusively to NME.COM about the new songs they played at Glastonbury 2007.

Prior to their performance Archer said: “’We Need Love’ is an anti-racism song which we wanted to get up because we’re playing the ‘Love Music Racism’ stage which is very important.”

To see the full interview click below.

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