Killer Sounds

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Killer Sounds
Studio album by Hard-Fi
Released 19 August 2011
(see release history)
Recorded 2008–2011
Genre Indie rock, alternative rock
Label Necessary / Warner
Producer Richard Archer, Stuart Price, Alan Moulder, Greg Kurstin
Hard-Fi chronology
Once Upon a Time in December
(2007)
Killer Sounds
(2011)
Singles from Killer Sounds
  1. "Good for Nothing"
    Released: 17 June 2011
  2. "Fire in the House"
    Released: 5 August 2011
  3. "Bring It On"
    Released: 24 October 2011

Killer Sounds is the third studio album by English indie rock band Hard-Fi. It was released on 19 August 2011 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The iTunes bonus track "Like a Drug" was featured on the deluxe edition of the soundtrack of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.

Singles[edit]

  • "Good for Nothing" was released as the first single from the album on 17 June 2011 and debuted at number 51 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Fire in the House" was released as the second single on 5 August 2011 and debuted at number 170 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Bring It On" was released as the third single on 24 October 2011 subsequently failing to chart in the UK Singles Chart that week.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Metro 4/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[2]
Financial Times 3/5 stars[3]
NME 3/5 stars[4]
The Observer 4/5 stars[5]
The Independent 2/5 stars[6]
The Daily Telegraph 1/5 stars[7]

Upon its release, the album received mostly positive reviews from critics. The Metro gave it four out of five stars, saying: "Hard-Fi’s Killer Sounds features a collection of punchy potential hits on which a real sense of fun (and, dare we say it, camp) abounds."[1]

A negative review came from James Lachno in The Daily Telegraph who awarded the album one star out of five. He called it "moody" and "humourless" and said that the "sexualised lyrics sound seedy - or worse, menacing".[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Richard Archer.

No. Title Length
1. "Good for Nothing"   3:51
2. "Fire in the House"   4:13
3. "Give It Up"   4:34
4. "Bring It On"   4:01
5. "Feels Good"   3:54
6. "Stop"   3:43
7. "Stay Alive"   3:44
8. "Excitement"   3:37
9. "Love Song"   3:12
10. "Sweat"   3:23
11. "Killer Sounds"   3:36

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Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Ireland[9] 19 August 2011 Digital download Necessary Records
United Kingdom[10]
Canada[11] 15 March 2013
United States[11]

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