Dream-pop at its most delectable via Norway and Barrow in Furness, newcomers Her’s are soon to bring something sumptuous to the Liverpool circuit, Getintothis’ Patrick Clarke gets immersed.
They’ve just two tracks to their name thus far, both understated live sessions, and their drummer is a machine with the printed-out face of Pierce Brosnan, yet in the mere fragments of what we’ve seen so far from lo-fi dream-poppers Her’s lies the potential for something staggering, their two recordings exhibiting a bewitching weave of glistening Ariel Pink-ish pop that springs from the tightest of musical partnerships and a cornucopia of quirks.
Forming when Stephen Fitzpatrick of Barrow in Furness and Norwegian Audun Laading convened on Merseyside for studies, the name comes from the latter’s ‘Norwegian mind’ (as they put it), a combination of ‘Her’ and ‘Is’ that references the small Iranian city of Heris, famous for its rugs… apparently.
With more than a few gigs across the north to their name since this January, the pair thrive on the closeness of a duo, and the results are, though nascent, quite staggering in the form of a pair of SafeHouse sessions.
The first of their two outings, What Once Was twines deft, shining arpeggios with watertight bass, drifting from Mac Demarco to King Krule with enticing depth and a spotlessly sardonic vocal.The second, Dorothy, is even better as it establishes the formula, Laading‘s bass a repeated punch of pneumatic propulsion as Fitzpatrick‘s off-kilter drawl drifts louchely atop it.
They’re tantalising teasers for the prospect of a proper recording, but with a live set soon to see its way to Soundcloud and studio time on the horizon, we’ve only to wait until the next enticing twist from this hypnotic twosome is revealed.