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Getting to know... Her's

Check out the band's new single, 'Love On The Line (Call Now)'.
Published: 10:35 am, March 29, 2018
Getting to know... Her's
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Merseyside duo Audun Laading and Stephen Fitzpatrick - aka Her’s - make off-kilter tongue-in-cheek guitar pop full of irresistible hooks and a cheeky smile. Today they’ve dropped a new song, ‘Love On The Line (Call Now)’ about a romance gone wrong. It’s the first single from their upcoming album, and precedes loads of tour dates including Are You Listening? Festival, Handmade Festival, Live At Leeds and The Great Escape.

Hey Stephen, Audun, how’s it going?
It's going very good, we're currently sweating in the studio, it makes for happy boys.

When did you first realise you wanted to make music?
We both experienced 'the music spark' as kids. That spark of realisation you get after hearing a banger for the first time. Audun’s was 'Ce Matin La' by Air, it entered his life at the tender age of six and he learnt to whistle so he could follow the brass section. Ste’s spark was an early encounter with 'Up Town Girl' by Billy Joel, he attempted to learn the words on the back of the sleeve, so some artist freedoms were probably taken in the interpretation.

What music were you into when you were a teenager? Who was your fave act?
Audun was expressing his teenage angst by being heavily invested in the mid-2000's French electronica scene (the whole Ed Banger shebang) ‘Cross' by Justice made a lasting impression, to say the least. Ste (although he had no Gothic tendencies) was avidly into The Cure, making it his mission to know the catalogue inside and out.

What’s your favourite thing about being a musician?
Making music is a privilege all on its own, but a perk we've been enjoying, in particular, is seeing all kinds of places and cultures. We recently got invited to play with Beach Fossils in Bangkok, it was our first time visiting Thailand, although short we came home feeling enriched.

How did you guys get together?
The stars aligned as we were given the exact same schedule in the first year of Uni and quickly discovered we were kindred spirits. It was a trick of destiny, and we've been together ever since.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="2/3
[vc_column_text]What do you do for fun?
Long walks in the park, tinnies on the bench, (hide tinnie in jacket to avoid looking anti-social) strolling by Tesco on the way back from the park. Meal Deals are a subculture now.

What do you most enjoy writing songs about?
It’s all about putting this puzzle together, everybody involved has got their piece of it. Once it’s all together, this picture becomes a magical sight.

We hear you’re not far from finishing your debut album, how’s it going?
It’s going pretty splendid however the sweats are starting to set in as the deadline is nearing (which is always the case, isn't it?). We're super excited to cast it out for people to get their paws on. We're very happy with how it’s coming together, but that’s all we'll tell for now.

What can you tell us about your new single, ‘Love on the Line (Call Now)’?
It tells the tale of a desperate romantic soul, who foolishly falls in love with a seductive sex line hostess over the phone, it’s in the 80's as well. Take this cautionary tale to avoid falling for a bad egg.

What are you guys up to over the summer? You’ve a big tour, right?
Yes, the biggest of tours! Hopefully some sleeping in and lazy badminton afternoons in between the myriad of shows we have lined up in the UK and Europe (and hopefully the US if we can bear the burden of the VISAs).

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Factfile


Who's in the band:
Audun Laading and Stephen Fitzpatrick

How long have you been together:
Going on three years strong

Where are you from:
Audun is from Kristiansand, Norway and Ste’s from Barrow-in-Furness, but we both feel adopted by Liverpool

What musical pigeon-hole can we shoehorn you into:
The jangly dreamy stuff

What track should we embed in the space below:
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