Hard-Ons recruit Tim Rogers as lead vocalist, announce new record

Hard-Ons recruit Tim Rogers as lead vocalist, announce new record

Hard-Ons Tim Rogers
Photo by Michelle Young/Lantern Studio
Words by Kate Streader

They’ll reveal the first single from their forthcoming album on Friday August 13.

Sydney punks Hard-Ons have welcomed longtime friend and fan Tim Rogers to their lineup, with the You Am I frontman joining as lead vocalist.

The news is accompanied by the announcement of a new album, I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken, due for release on October 8.

What you need to know

  • Hard-Ons will release their first album with Tim Rogers on October 8
  • The first single from the album drops on August 13
  • Tim Rogers will remain the lead singer of You Am I, as well as fronting Hard-Ons

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Since forming almost 40 years ago, the irreverent punk outfit has separated, reformed and seen members come and go.

Their forthcoming album with their newest member will mark the band’s 13th studio album, as well as standing as the start of a new chapter for Hard-Ons.

“I was already the luckiest goof in rock’n’roll and I get asked to make a racket with my heros? Strewth. Wake me up sometime will ya?,” said Rogers.

His new bandmates share his enthusiasm.

“I’m thrilled to have Tim on board, and am loving his contribution,” said bassist and vocalist Ray Ahn.

“How fucking good is this,” added guitarist and vocalist, Peter Black.

The new Hard-Ons lineup will reveal their first single ‘Hold Tight’ on Friday August 13.

I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken is out on October 8 via Cheersquad Records & Tapes.