Party Hardly are a band of well-mannered individuals based out of Leeds that someone was once overheard saying sounded like “Blur meets surf-y rock with a bit of Beach Boys shoved up its arse”. The band was initially dreamt up in the bedroom of lead singer Tom Barr’s house with the boys Matt, Stan & Lachlan back in early 2016. Since these bedroom beginnings, their style has been refined and cultivated into something truly special. Throughout their early life as Party Hardly they have developed a growing reputation for dreamy sets around the North, supporting the likes of Trudy & The Romance, Mouses, Bruising, Diet Cig, Cowtown, INHEAVEN & The Magic Gang.
Party Hardly combine sweet sounding harmonies with woozy pop-fueled catchy guitar riffs to great effect and the gang have been in and out of the studio in recent months which has resulted in their first two singles Friendly Feeling & Jobs. With more studio time booked in throughout 2017, keep an eye out for more from Party Hardly & catch them in a town near you soon!
“Strung out and dictated by sweet-as-can-be hooks, it’s the sound of youth taking a big next step, with fear, trepidation and excitement battling it out in one beastly dance.” – DIY Magazine
“Off piste slacker jams that veer between Pavement style lyrical abstraction and PNK SLM’s woozy pop, the band have already crafted a strong local following.” – CLASH Magazine
“‘Oh My God’ is three-minutes of delightful “slacker-pop” – equal parts apathetic and joyous. The track’s laid-back attitude is reminiscent of indie hero Mac DeMarco (if Mac DeMarco had a younger, British cousin who wrote catchy, trippy pop anthems)”. – Gigslutz
“With the first single Friendly Feeling earning the band lofty praise from across the board, Louder Than War are pleased to premiere the Party Hardly’s second release, the equally woozy, deliciously narcotic Jobs”. – Louder Than War
“New & Notable Party Hardly skirt the line between dream pop and Britpop with plenty of cheek and energy to spare.” – Bandcamp