"Their music will be forever in my heart"
James Bond legend Pierce Brosnan has paid tribute to Liverpool band Her’s after the duo died in a road accident last week.
The band, comprised of Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading, were travelling from Arizona to a gig in Santa Ana, California when they were involved in a road accident. Both members and their tour manager Trevor Engelbrektson died in the incident.
Brosnan has now added his voice to the sea of tributes after learning that the band would often adorn the stage with a a life-size cardboard cut-out of him. It’s also thought that the pair used a drum machine that they had named after the Irish actor.
“My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the families of Stephen Fitzpatrick and Auden Laading who comprised the band “Hers” as well as Trevor Engelbektson the band manger of “Hers.” It was with a heavy heart that my son Paris told me of their tragic deaths, how he loved their music and that he was looking forward to seeing them when they came out to LA,” wrote Brosnan on Instagram.
“He told me they were fans of mine in the most playful of ways, and showed me a video of them saying they too were looking forward to hanging out with me when they got to Malibu. I never knew these lads or their music till just now, but their music will be forever in my heart. Check out the video of them on Ladybird lake Austin Texas.”
Her’s released their debut album ‘Invitation To Her’s’ in August 2018, which followed on from their 2017 compilation ‘Songs Of Her’s’.
Writing about the band in 2017, NME said: “Her’s are not a group to stand still. Each song they produce, from the lo-fi bedroom pop power of debut track to ‘Dorothy’ to the duo’s equally melodic take on slacker-rock on ‘Marcel’, sees the Liverpool-based duo shift and float between sounds, never really fitting into one genre, but somehow nailing whatever they end up doing.