ON SALE FRI 25th MAY, 9AM
Aiken Promotions presents
^ Upstairs ^
Tickets €15 inclusive of booking fee on sale Friday at 9am
Merseyside oddball rabble rousers Her’s share details of debut album ‘Invitation to Her’s’ and a second cut, ‘Low Beam’
“Kind of like what would happen if The Strokes went to the beach for the summer” – FADER
“There’s something instantly charismatic about Her’s which proves pivotal.. It takes their jangly, oddball pop songs into another league” – DIY
“Luminous guitar lines, tremulous dissonant vocals and an arsenal of gorgeous indie pop melodies” – Guardian
Following on from last year’s 9 track compilation ‘Songs Of Her’s’, the Liverpool duo’s upcoming debut LP ‘Invitation to Her’s’ released August 24th on Heist or Hit will be their most significant step yet. Her’s will play Upstairs at Whelans on October 27th. Tickets €15 inclusive of booking fee
After their blissed-out soft rock stunner ‘Love On The Line (Call Now)’ playfully sang the ephemeral joys of simulated companionship, ‘Low Beam’ is, in their words: “a commentary on toxic masculinity, viewed through the eyes of a biker who feels alienated by the gangs in the scene, without feeling any weaker. He’s a lone wolf type character.”
Snappy guitar lines and sleazy vocals continue the pair’s rollicksome reign as Liverpool’s answer to Ariel Pink or Mac Demarco. It’s a return to their 80s jangle pop, slack art rock origins, calling to mind early material like ‘Dorothy’, ‘Speed Racer’ and ‘What Once Was’ to ultimately reassert the curious oddball mythos that made the duo so magnetic in the first place.
They’ve been met with a glowing reception from Radio 1, 6Music, DIY, The Guardian, FADER, Stereogum, NME, The Line of Best Fit and Dork, and conquered a respectable chunk of the global circuit already through shows at Visions, Green Man, The Great Escape, SXSW and Bangkok. Her’s next spate of touring will see them hit the road throughout the nation, after playing a sold-out London show at Moth Club earlier in May, before slots at Citadel, Leopallooza, Neighbourhood Festival, Tramlines capping it all off with an Autumn headline tour.
‘Low Beam’ is the sound of a band come full circle. Her’s’ Audun Laading and Stephen Fitzpatrick may both be Merseyside migrants, the latter from Barrow and the former from Norway, but the duo have made a musical home of Liverpool. Brought together through a chance encounter in a university canteen by their shared love of off-kilter humour and art, Her’s have shaped the very texture of Liverpool alongside peers like Trudy and the Romance and Pizzagirl. The nucleus of the Merseyside scene surrounding these groups finds its identity through humour and imagination. They’re voracious consumers of music across styles and eras, and it shows in their mutant retro-futurist sound. All things considered, ‘Invitation To Her’s’ is already proving to be one of the most free and inspired indie rock debuts this island has seen for a while.
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos