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Live Review: Her’s
Letty Gardner enjoys a night of idiosyncratic dream pop and kitsch stage banter at the Hare & Hounds, courtesy of Her's
Playing the intimate Room 2 of acclaimed Brum venue Hare and Hounds, dreampop outfit Her’s performed a set full of comedy, heart-warming interludes, and off-kilter indie pop.
“Recounting to the crowd tales of empty gigs in seaside town pubs, the duo joked about building themselves up through gigging and touring
Introducing new track ‘Love On the Line (Call Now)’ with ‘if you have the internet at your house you might’ve heard this one already’, the duo played a lot of tracks from the upcoming album, which, they hinted, has been mastered. The small crowd played to these tracks with as much enthusiasm as those from Songs of Her’s, the 2017 album. Tunes such as ‘Cool With You’, ‘What Once Was’, and ‘Speed Racer’ saw Stephen Fitzpatrick (lead guitar) and Audun Laading (bass guitar) amplify the energy on stage, mirrored by the audience.
“Comedic interludes were interlaced with technical problems, only lengthening the band’s chat with the audience
Her’s do not shy away from performance. They fully engage with the audience, making their set feel like a shared experience rather than watching a distanced band perform on a stage. The intimate, pink-lit smoky Room 2 of the Hare & Hounds added to this, and I found myself grinning throughout their performance, Her’s are definitely a band to catch live.
Her's second studio album is anticipated for release in 2018. Keep up with Her's via their Soundcloud.