Her’s have been heralded by a whole host of music word-slingers, and rightly so. The Liverpool-based band – made up of Norway’s Audun Laading and Barrow-born Stephen Fitzpatrick – are chameleons of lo-fi rock, with a satisfying slew of off-kilter guitar pop tracks under their belt. The duo’s new EP-come-mini album ‘Songs of Her’s’ is a perfect entry point, taking in everything from formative forays ‘Dorothy’ and ‘What Once Was’ to four-chord surf romp ‘Speed Racer’ and jangly dream-pop ballad ‘I’ll Try’. With the 8 track collection set to land imminently via Heist or Hit, we had a brief chat with Her’s to get a snapshot of their reality.
‘Speed Racer’ is awesome. How did the song come about?
“One weird night we decided to get our best jam vibes going… we began to create a jokey little tune, with a silly deep vocal style (mumbling along the first thing that came to mind) combined with this naive bass line. Out of this came ‘Speed Racer’.”
How did Her’s get together?
“We collided in Liverpool after deciding to study music there – there was a longing for a more boisterous lifestyle than what our respective hometowns could offer. A year on after becoming friends, we encountered each other on yet another weird night, which consisted of recording and filming an oddball video at 4AM (which is on YouTube if you’re crafty enough to find it).”
What inspired the name Her’s?
“Melancholy and a dream of romance…”
Who are the Top 5 biggest influences on your sound right now?
Any other new bands that you’ve played with and would recommend?
And finally, what does 2017 hold for Her’s?
“Intense increase in sex appeal and maybe some touring/new tunes.”