Heavy Pop presents:
Her's + Honey Moon + KT King (Valeras)
Entry Requirements: 14+
Heavy Pop & Dork presents...
'Kind of like what would happen if The Strokes went to the beach for the summer' – FADER
Merseyside oddball rabble rousers and recent Are You Listening? Festival act Her's return to Reading.
Snappy guitar lines and sleazy vocals continue the pair's rollicksome reign as Liverpool’s answer to Ariel Pink or Mac Demarco. It’s a return to their 80s jangle pop, slack art rock origins, calling to mind early material like ‘Dorothy’, ‘Speed Racer’ and ‘What Once Was’ to ultimately reassert the curious oddball mythos that made the duo so magnetic in the first place.
They’ve been met with a glowing reception from Radio 1, 6Music, DIY, The Guardian, FADER, Stereogum, NME, The Line of Best Fit and Dork, and conquered a respectable chunk of the global circuit already through shows at Visions, Green Man, The Great Escape, SXSW and Bangkok. Her’s next spate of touring will see them hit the road throughout the nation, after playing a sold-out London show at Moth Club earlier in May, before slots at Citadel, Leopallooza, Neighbourhood Festival, Tramlines capping it all off with an Autumn headline tour.
'There’s something instantly charismatic about Her’s which proves pivotal.. It takes their jangly, oddball pop songs into another league' – DIY
'Luminous guitar lines, tremulous dissonant vocals and an arsenal of gorgeous indie pop melodies' – Guardian
Self-described as a '60s-styled patchwork of a tune, quilting together a bittersweet tale of romantic longing', Honey Moon’s is a sound for accompanying coming-of-age-montages in teen b-movies, or a slow coffee sat at the table where the light flickers in the corner of the diner.
Honey Moon have built up worthy buzz followed by invites to perform at Glastonbury Festival and supports with Trudy and The Romance, Fake Laugh and GURR, which has cemented their status as exciting up-and-comers.
KT KING (VALERAS)
The wonderfully odd pop side-project of Valeras guitarist KT King.
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The seeds of Her’s have well and truly rooted themselves in Liverpool. Originally a meeting of minds between Norway’s Audun Laading and Barrow-born Stephen Fitzpatrick, Her’s forged a strong chemical bond through a mutual love of off-kilter humour and outsider art.
Having clocked close to a million streams between the two tracks on their debut single ‘Dorothy’ and ‘What Once Was’, and after following it up with the lackadaisical thrift-store humour of their sun-bleached single ‘Marcel’, Her’s have compiled a rollicking record of their infant career so far. 'Songs of Her’s' was released on the 12th of May, and it includes all their recorded output to date plus six new songs to make for the most complete introduction to their slacker world yet.
'"One thing’s for sure - this is one of the best debuts we’ve heard for quite some time" - DIY
"Hazy melodies mirroring a yearning for an escape" - Louder Than War
"Her’s strike an immediate blow with the brilliantly sludgy take on tropical pop" - Gold Flake Paint
Four boys in the big smoke making jangly croon pop to please your ears and warm your hearts
"an easeful, lazy-day glow that mixes Real Estate’s gorgeous aesthetic with something more identifiably British." - DIY Magazine
"set for indie greatness" - Wonderland Magazine
"Blissed out indie rock a la Mac DeMarco or even the late, lamented Avi Buffalo, the jangle guitar chords are matched against sighing vocals and pastoral arrangements." - CLASH