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NME and other sources have reported that Liverpool band/duo Her’s have died while on tour in the US, their record label have confirmed.
The duo, made up of Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading were reportedly travelling to a gig in the early hours of yesterday (March 27th), when they were involved in a road collision. Both members of the band, and their tour manager, Trevor Engelbrektson were fatally injured in the collision.
The band’s label, Heist or Hit, in a statement wrote: ‘We are all heartbroken.’, they continued to say that ‘the pair were one of the UK’s most loved up and coming bands’ and that ‘their energy, vibrancy and talent came to define our label’.
‘Musically, Her’s were astonishing. An aptitude for melody, fun, and entertainment combined with a complexity that was as sophisticated as it was stylish. They were in America playing to thousands of adoring fans. Fans they made a point of meeting and spending time with, such was their passion and humbleness. The world was at their feet. Everyone here at the label is overwhelmed and distraught. We have lost our friends and the world has been denied their talent’.
The statement also asked for ‘respect of the families of Stephen. Audun, and Trevor at this extremely difficult time’.
Her’s were set to take the world by storm, releasing their debut album ‘Invitation to Her’s’ in 2018, with NME saying that ‘Her’s are not a group to stand still. Each song they produce, from the lo-fi bedroom pop power of debut track to ‘Dorothy’ to the duo’s equally melodic take on slacker-rock on ‘Marcel’, sees the Liverpool-based duo shift and float between sounds, never really fitting into one genre, but somehow nailing whatever they end up doing’.