Hard-Fi are by no means the first band to try and pin down That Friday Feeling. No doubt they won't be the last either, writing songs about most peoples favourite pastimes (going out, drinking) is a pretty safe bet. Cannily, much of Hard-Fi's recent album Stars of CCTV follows a similar theme - upbeat, Clash meets The Specials with arena sized chorus, strewn with mantras about the things which matter most to Average Joe: relationships (tricky), work (shit) and being skint (more shit).
Living for the Weekend won't confuse Hard-Fi's message one bit. Front man Richard Archer gives it to us plain and simple: "Work is such a bind/Got some money to spend/Live for the weekend" - music for people who are well and truly in the rut. Archer delivers his message to the masses over rising, well produced Ska-tinged strings and bouncing bass line. There is even a piano tickle here and there, building up to the self-confessed rallying cry to the bored youth of Britain: "Going out tonight, going out tonight/Live for the weekend".
Hard-Fi aren't trying to be clever, Living for the Weekend might be simplistic compared to the baiting political rants of their influences or intricate wordplay of their fellow 'tell it like it is' artists such as Mike Skinner, but for the people who know what they're on about, it's another one of their many anthems in the making.