RELEASES - Chris Hardy has many new releases planned and will be releasing an EP soon. He is an amazing songwriter that covers many different types of material that fits right into the mid to late 60's era.
Songwriter Chris Hardy appears to have been born in the wrong country. His musical heroes were mostly British – among them are Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians, XTC/The Dukes of Stratosphear, The Police, The Who, Syd Barrett and Al Stewart. Chris' songs sound more like British rock than the USA upbringing he's been given and according to him, “The Brits appear to be a bit more creative than us yanks.”
A former member of the 434th Army Band, Chris started out as a drummer. During his 6 years in the Army, he taught himself how to play guitar, bass, keyboards and to write and sing songs. To date, he's written over 500 songs about a massive variety of subjects including, but not limited to: love, death, life, cheese, meat, animals and traffic signs, all with a perspective unlike any other you've heard. “I just want my songs to be interesting and catchy”, he says. Take a listen to a few and you might find them just that – interesting and still playing in your head days later!
Check out his other styles of music at www.chrishardyworld.com
Both these songs and more are scheduled to be included in his upcoming 3 song EP.
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The Newds have definately captured the vibe of the past. Check out their latest song!
The Newds are a Retro Indie-Rock group based in Bolton, Greater Manchester
It’s as if The Newds have stumbled across a musical jumble sale and they’ve picked up the threads of melody dropped off by the obvious greats like Harry Nilsson, Simon & Garfunkel, Lennon and Heather Mills’ ex-husband and the other one who funded Withnail& I, and then there’s elements of ELO in there, and Billy Bragg who I don’t like much, but I know Paul Meagher (lead singer-songwriter of The Ne...wds) is a fan of, and friend of, even. But still this doesn’t quite get to the heart of the matter, the simple joy and point of who they are and what they’re trying to do. It comes down to personal courage, and Paul and co. have it in spades. They’re forever up against it, because that’s generally the case when you’re not born with a silver, or even bronze, spoon in your mouth. But sod all that old - hat class struggle for the time being. Their music is like finding a twenty quid note on the street when you’re completely borassic, or hearing the laugh of the girl you’re in love with, or having a lie-in when you should be at work or school; small pleasures all, but small pleasures that define most of our lives...
- Austin Collings (writer, Renegade: The lives & Tales of Mark E Smith, The Guardian, The Times, The Believer, The Quietus)
Paul Meagher - Vox
Dean Woods - Rhythm Guitar
John Fallon - Bass
Daniel Garthwright - Drums
Anthony Sabanskis - keys
Latest Independent 4 song release