U.K.’s Her’s naturally illuminated a youthful glow that was impossible to not adoringly fall for throughout their discography and live performances. Months after the passing of the duo — Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading — friends and families have arranged a memorial event in their honor. Simply dubbed as Friends of Her’s, the event will be held on June 16th at The Bombed Out Church in Liverpool and will feature DJ sets, an exhibition, exclusive video screenings, and a presentation of the band’s artwork.
In partnership with the Bombed Out Church team, proceeds from the event will go towards the organization of workshops and projects in support of the local homeless community as means of rehabilitation.
In addition, the duo’s “She Needs Him” visual has been posthumously released. What began in December of 2018 with French motion designer and illustrator, Sébastien Séjourné, never saw full fruition until Mick, Martin and Patrick from Heist or Hit, felt the need to complete the video as a tribute to the band and their fans.
Drenched in the track’s surplus of melancholy drama, the visual illustrates the magic that Her’s left behind. The longing of the track comes bittersweet between the dark color scheme but somehow beams with a loving glow due to the bright, animated stylings, and synth-pop caress that the duo orchestrated with ease. “She Needs Him” comes as a reminder of their sound and their love of music that will live on through their endeavors to help the homeless community.
Fans from around the world are encouraged to throw their own ‘Friends of Her’s’ parties on the same night to pay tribute in whichever way they see fit, and share their events on social media using the hashtag #friendsofhers with any contributions directed to the same donations.
Funding for rehabilitation activities include: music, drama and fine art taught by a collective of LIPA and John Moores University students, alongside BOC volunteers. Healthy living classes, yoga and tai chi will also be provided. The aim is to teach transferable creative skills that can be used as a vehicle for self-expression, empowering participants and transforming lives.
The night will see DJ sets from the likes of The Orielles, Happyness, Brad Stank and Pizzagirl; an exhibition from official band photographers; and a presentation of the band’s artwork. In addition, there will be exclusive video screenings, street food and bars.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday 29th May at 9am (London time).