Over the last couple of years, Leeds upstarts Party Hardly have tinkered away on their boisterous politic-pop, advancing from cheeky slacker kids in 2017 with their debut singles 'Friendly Feeling' and 'Jobs' into a forceful, sharp bite in the backside of traditionalist Britain with their latest punk rhetoric, 'Modern Strife is Snobbish'.
Their debut EP 'Cycle of Life' was released on the 23rd of November 2018, the record swiftly picked up praise from the likes of Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, and DIY magazine, as well as national air play from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 music and BBC Introducing.
Party Hardly have since followed up with their sophomore EP 'Modern Strife is Snobbish' ; released in July 2019. The record represents how their sound has developed and matured in recent times, drawing in on the influence of the gritty dark undertones of Leeds and it's DIY punk scene gaining support from So Young Magazine, Huw Stephens on BBC Radio One and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 music.
'Modern Strife is Snobbish', is a smash and grab moment, full of their subtly dry commentary that ensures a level of intelligent insolence still remains'. - So Young Magazine'
* "With it's Parlike-era Blur inspired melodies and Graham Coxon-esque guitar riffs, Party Hardly's strength comes in the way that they bring this familiarity, but make it sound wholly refreshing and new."* - The Line of Best Fit
"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
*"Party Hardly skirt the line between dream pop and Britpop with plenty of cheek and energy to spare." *- Bandcamp