Seeing as it’s Too Many Blogs’ 3rd Birthday, we thought we’d have a party. And that party is Party Hardly. If you’re unaware of them, Party Hardly are a group of guys from Leeds making superb slacker-pop. In the similar style of Chest Pains and The Orielles, we go back to basics with new single ‘Friendly Feeling’.
Vocalist Tom Barr serenades us “I’m going to a friend’s house”, as Demarco-worthy jangly guitars whistle around our eardrums. Reverb-laced and intertwined with moody bass, the instrumental sums up ultimatel y sublime UK DIY-pop, if I’m honest. Everything about this song just has a perfect ring to it, even the words “Party Hardly – Friendly Feeling” really feels special.