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I can’t remember ever seeing a live act quite like Her’s. Before the duo arrived though, I made it just in time for Londoners Honey Moon and their croon-pop filled with nostalgic vibes that oozed with influences from the 60s. Frontman Jack swaggered around with a bottle of gin as he switched between impressive falsettos and husky choruses. Tracks Yours, Girl and (Why Do You Think You’re So) Special? had me weak at the knees with their jangly guitars and poppy synths.

Soon enough Her’s stepped onto the stage to deliver their dreamy indie pop. Stephen and Audun aren’t your typical indie band and their music is unlike anything else around at the minute.

Animated and passionate on stage, Her’s deliver funky basslines that glide through eccentric beats combined with hazy instrumentals and fuzzy guitar patterns. It’s a combination that shouldn’t really work but it absolutely does.

Switching between romantic crooning and quirky rock ‘n’ roll, the musical ability between the two is impressive and was only emphasised by how intimate the set was – despite the amount of people crowded into the room, the duo had the complete attention of every single person. Opening track Marcel commanded clapping to each beat as Stephen slurred through each vocal exceptionally and the popular What Once Was allowed soothing instrumentals to swirl around the duo.

Closing on Under Wraps, everyone found themselves singing along and unable to stop themselves swaying to each note. A flawless gig that’s easily one of my favourite of 2018.

 

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