Party Hardly’s newly released single “Friendly Feeling” is our song of the day.
Originating as bedroom pop outfit WULFs, Party Hardly are an indie quartet whose broad, surf-y rock masks a relatively narrow recording technique. ‘Friendly Feeling’ was written in Stan’s room early this year, the aim was to make the cheesiest song within the parameters of the band’s normal sound. “There’s an element of humour to this track, we tried not to take ourselves too seriously, you can probably tell once you watch the music video, it’s fun to play love and goes down well, but it’s also a lot different to the stuff we’re recording at the moment so we’re excited to get more stuff released soon”
After working with two of their favourite small labels as WULFs – Art is Hard and Citrus City Records – the Leeds-based foursome have moved north and converted what was originally an audio-only experience into a full live band. The result is Party Hardly. The band has only been operating for little over a year and have recently have played alongside and such as Diet Cig, Bruising, Mouses, INHEAVEN, Trudy & The Romance, Yowl and TRASH.
On the name change and new music the band said ” The principles of the band are still there, we still write and record a lot of our songs at home in our rooms or jam something out in the living room, but now that we have been recording the tracks properly in the studio we feel it shows them off to their true potential more so than releasing a lo-fi demo sort of thing.”
The group have a string of dates planned the winter:
16th December – Wharf Chambers with Cowtown, Team Picture, The Orielles and Yard Wars
25th January – Library Lending Room with La Bete Blooms, Night Owls and Chest Pains
27th January – The Library with Penelope Isles, Crumbs, Nanna and Good Guy Clarence
Friendly Feeling was recorded and produced by Alex Greaves of the band Forever Cult.