Party Hardly

Leeds

Monday 25th February 2019

Names?
Party Hardly, Tom Barr (Vocals/Guitar), Matt Pownall (Vocals/Guitar), Stan Braddock (Vocals/Bass) & Lachlan Banner (Drums).

Where are you from?
Leeds.

Describe your style in three words?
Soviet Bread Line.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to and why?
Madness at Leeds Festival in 2011, they were amazing and there was a 300 person conga line during their set which was mental.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history and why?
The Velvet Underground purely to be able to say we supported The Velvet Underground but also they're a big influence to us musically and Lou Reed was a fantastic songwriter, also The Kinks there'd be so many bangers to sing along all-time!

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
We’d say Britpop and the '90s as we all grew up on a lot of Britpop music, it felt very relatable for us at the time, the '90s was quite a vibrant time in terms of style too, but also the Skinheads for their outlandish Jamaican rude boy style and how they bridged the gap between two different cultures at the time, it’s a shame that the style was adopted by right-wing racists in the '70s.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Vlad the Impaler, and ask him what's his perfect Sunday?

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
It’s going to have to be the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds just an iconic and renowned UK venue and we get the pleasure of going there all the time as we all live just down the road.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
John Otway, because he’s the patron saint of losers, like us.


Leeds Indie 4-piece Party Hardly will release their debut EP 'Cycle Of Life' in Autumn 2018. You can listen to the latest fuzzed out track 'Football' taken from the EP below. 

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