Liverpool band Her’s have died on the road their record label confirmed via Facebook.
Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading, while traveling in Santa Ana, California (March 27th) were in a traffic accident. Along with their tour manager, Trevor Englelbrektson, the duo died from their wounds.
As outsiders from sleepy coastal towns several countries apart, Stephen Fitzpatrick from Barrow in Furness and Norwegian Audun Laading met for the first time in Liverpool as students. The pair bonded over a love of peculiar, sardonic humour and wide eyed observations. Dream-pop outfit Her’s is the natural extension to the solitary decoding of the cultures they grew up in. Together they create 80s indie influenced songs with nods to Orange Juice and the capriciousness of Ariel Pink-ish pop. Their debut album Songs of Her’s is out now.
CHF wishes our condolences to their family and loved ones in this darkest of days.