Richard Archer has been looking to The Ramones for inspiration
Hard-Fi have provisionally named their new album ‘Once Upon A Time In The West’.
The Staines four-piece, who are putting the finishing touches to their second record on a dirty little industrial unit outside their hometown, also revealed they have taken inspiration from The Ramones on one of the tracks, ‘Can’t Get Along’.
Frontman Richard Archer told NME.COM: “We thought about it but when you hear The Ramones do ‘Baby I Love You’ you love it because it’s them taking a chance. So if we believe we can do it, then fuck it. I think it will be a track that when people first hear it they’ll be like ‘What the fuck?’, but what’s wrong with a bit of drama?
“I’ve always loved 60s soul music. When we wrote that track, we were like ‘Can we get away with this? Well fuck it why not?’ It’s big and its brash, hopefully everyone agrees it’s a good song.”
Other tracks slated to appear on the album include ‘Can’t Get Along’, ‘We Need Love’, ‘I Close My Eyes’, ‘Help Me Please’ and ‘I Shall Overcome’.
The band are due to release the LP on September 3.
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