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Indie band Her’s killed in car crash while on tour

By | Published on Friday 29 March 2019

The members of Liverpool-based indie band Her’s have both died after being involved in a car crash while on tour in the US. According to the duo’s label Heist Or Hit, both band members – Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading – and their tour manager Trevor Engelbrektson were killed in the accident, which occurred as they travelled to a show in Santa Ana, California.

The label said in a statement: “It is with overwhelming sadness that we regretfully inform you that Liverpool band Her’s – Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading – and their tour manager Trevor Engelbrektson tragically passed away in a road accident in the early hours of Wednesday, 27th March whilst travelling to a show in Santa Ana, California”.

“Having recently released their debut album ‘Invitation to Her’s’, Stephen and Audun were on their second tour of North America playing nineteen dates of sold-out shows to a fanbase that adored them. The pair were one of the UK’s most loved up and coming bands”.

Paying tribute to the duo, Heist Or Hit went on: “Their energy, vibrancy and talent came to define our label. As humans, they were warm, gentle and hilarious. Each time they stopped by the office made for an uplifting experience. To say they were close would be an underestimation of a friendship that was genuinely beautiful to witness; they loved one another like brothers”.

“Musically, Her’s were astonishing. An aptitude for melody, fun and entertainment combined with a complexity that was as sophisticated as it was stylish. They were in America playing to thousands of adoring fans. Fans they made a point of meeting and spending time with, such was their passion and humbleness. The world was at their feet. Everyone here at the label is overwhelmed and distraught. We have lost our friends and the world has been denied their talent”.