Her’s – Speed Racer

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Her’s are a strange brew, the Liverpool based duo consisting of Norway’s Audun Laading and Barrow-born Stephen Fitzpatrick write songs which in many ways redefine oddball, it really shouldn’t work … and yet it does. Some of their music harks back to the 50’s, with hints of doo-wop, crooning, a dash of surf – indeed in another time they could have been the house band at Arnold’s Dinner but they bring their own unique twist to proceedings. Live, they may initially baffle, with, rather bizarrely a miniature cardboard cut out of Pierce Brosnan propped up by the amps and their eccentric stagecraft, but there’s an off-kilter magnetism that draws you in and of course the excellence of the songs which sound familiar and yet fresh and vibrant. And Her’s latest single ‘ Speed Racer’ shows no sign that the duo are a one trick pony or in danger of running out of creative juice. It’s part of an 8 track record called “Songs of Her’s” which is being released this May, as an extended EP, to document their work of work to date.

Catch Her’s Live

22 Feb, BIRMINGHAM, Hare and Hounds (supporting Wild Nothing)
23 Feb, LIVERPOOL, Leaf (supporting Wild Nothing)
26 Feb, MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute (supporting Wild Nothing)
04 March, MADRID, Madrid PopFest
06 March, BIRMINGHAM, Hare and Hounds (supporting Dutch Uncles)
07 March, SHEFFIELD, The Plug (supporting Dutch Uncles)
08 March, OXFORD, O2 Academy 2 (supporting Dutch Uncles)
09 March, BRISTOL, Fleece (supporting Dutch Uncles)
11 March, BRIGHTON, The Haunt (supporting Dutch Uncles)
12 March, SOUTHAMPTON, Talking Heads (supporting Dutch Uncles)
13 March, LONDON, Village Underground (supporting Dutch Uncles)
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19 March, AUSTIN, SXSW
30 April, LIVERPOOL, FestEvol Gardens

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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