“Harvey” by Hers

"Harvey" by Hers is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day.'
"Harvey" by Hers

Hers have shared their new single “Harvey”, from their forthcoming debut album due in August. 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. ‘Harvey’ ushers in the summer with its lilting choruses and peculiar verses perfectly straddling the line between the mad scientist bedroom experimentation of Ariel Pink and the slick production values of Scritti Politti.

Hers, with their many different influences, ’Harvey’ distils everything that makes Her’s such a fun and beguiling group to follow right now. 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 The Orielles, 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.

Her Tour Dates

15th LONDON, Citadel Festival
19th SPAIN, Benicàssim Festival
21st OXFORDSHIRE, Truck Festival
22nd SHEFFIELD, Tramlines Festival
26th PIKEHALL, Y Not Festival
28th BUDE, Leopallooza Festival

27th KETTERING, Greenbelt Festival

18th BRUSSELS, Botanique
19th AMSTERDAM, Paradiso

6th MANCHESTER, Neighbourhood Festival
9th COPENHAGEN, Ideal Bar
10th BERLIN, Maze
11th COLOGNE, Acephale
12th EINDHOVEN, Altstad
13th PARIS, Le Point Ephémère
17th LIVERPOOL, Arts Club Loft
18th READING, South Street Arts Centre
19th BRIGHTON, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
24th LONDON, The Dome
25th CAMBRIDGE, Portland Arms
26th LEICESTER, The Cookie
27th DUBLIN, Whelans Upstairs
30th NEWCASTLE, Think Tank

1st LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
2nd GLASGOW, The Great Eastern