Hard-Fi recruit Clash legend for Brixton show

Band round off London residency in style

Hard-Fi have concluded their record equalling five night run at London’s Brixton Academy tonight (May 18) with a special appearance by The Clash’s Mick Jones.

The former Clash man and Libertines producer joined Hard-Fi for a version of ‘E=MC2’, originally recorded by JonesBig Audio Dynamite, as the band wrapped up their five night residency at the venue.

Introducing Jones, Hard-Fi fontman Richard Archer told the crowd, “We’ve been covering Big Audio Dynamite’s ‘E=MC2’ a lot recently, but tonight is a special one, go wild it’s Mick Jones!”

The guest slot, which saw Jones sing and play guitar, came towards the end of a typically euphoric set by the west Londoners, with Archer declaring “this is the fifth night of five at Brixton Academy it means a lot to us and it’s all because of you”.

Finishing the run at the London venue, which only the The Prodigy, Massive Attack, Bob Dylan and The Clash have filled for a full working week before, Hard-Fi included the likes of ‘Cash Machine’, ‘Stars Of CCTV’, ‘Living For The Weekend’ and White Stripes cover ‘Seven Nation Army’ in their set.

“We’re making history here tonight,” Archer told the sold out crowd before correcting himself ,” Sorry, you’re making history. This is wicked!”

Hard-Fi are now set to complete their UK tour in Brighton on May 26 before beginning their festival campaign at Hi-Fi on May 27.