Stephen Fitzpatrick, Audun Laading and Trevor Engelbrektson killed in road accident on lane to gig in California
Both members of the band Her’s from Liverpool have died in a car clang while touring the US, their name justified on Thursday evening. Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading were on their route to a gig in Santa Ana, California, earlier today Wednesday morning when they were involved in a road accident.
The duo, who described themselves as an” international supersonic spectral motion Liverpool band” on their social media chronicles, were killed alongside their tour director, Trevor Engelbrektson.
Only days ago, the band had been boasted on the BBC Music Introducing programme. Her’s were touring North America for the second time, having liberated their entry book Invitation to Her’s, and were playing 19 shows.
Last summer, Her’s were mentioned in the Guardian’s” one to watch” category, where Emily Mackay described the band as” a Liverpool duo who attain free with the bossa nova sorrow of Everything But the Girl( pre-Missing period ), the spry jingle-jangle of early Aztec Camera and the dreamy wryness of the Smiths’ Hatful of Hollow “.
Their label Heist or Hit described them as” one of the UK’s most loved up and coming bandings “.” We are all heartbroken. Their energy, vibrancy and endowment came to define our name. As humen, they were warm, gentle and humorous ,” the label said in a statement.
” Each occasion they stopped by the agency realized for an uplifting experience. To say they were close would be an underestimation of a affection that was genuinely beautiful to witness; they loved one another like brothers .”
In an Instagram post published on Monday, the two musicians said it was ” almost got it period for the fellows” after a US tour that had” leave swimmingly so far “.
Her’s had been scheduled to perform at the Gold Sounds Festival 2019 in Leeds on 11 May.
The four members of another promising English band, Viola Beach, been killed in a car crash in Sweden in 2016 after their vehicle hit a raised segment of a connection and fell into a canal below.