H.A.R.D get in a little hometown jam with their latest ragged slice of indie punk. Hometown Hero is a fuzzed-out 3 minutes that gets to the heart of small town/big city tensions. Singer, Thomas Sweat, elaborates:
“It’s about traveling back to your tiny hometown from living in the city and the old locals trying to pick fights with you. The first verse points out how ridiculous they are, but the second verse points out how I think I’m kinda better than them and city people aren’t perfect either.”
H.A.R.D are born out of previous members of Mississippi’s Light Beam Rider, but have wasted no time settling into their new Nashville family; Diarrhea Planet’s Jordan Smith produced and co-wrote the band’s upcoming EP, while The Nashville Deli and No Country For New Nashville have jumped straight onboard to champion the band.
Hometown Hero follows the profane debut single Bellyacher, which premiered exclusively via Baeble Music who raved about the track’s “riotous energy” and dubbed it “cathartic… intense rock”.
H.A.R.D’s debut EP “HaveARadDay”, is due out in early June. Cassettes will be available via the Atlanta-based The Haters Ball.