The dream-pop duo take their beachy sound to Boardmasters. Surf’s up!
Hey ho, it’s that time of year again! Boardmasters Festival is upon us and as per usual it has a crammed line-up of killer bands ready and waiting on its sandy beaches. 2017’s lucky punters are in for a treat courtesy of hotly-tipped dream-pop duo Her’s, whose sound practically personifies what the festival is about! They told us all about their touring shenanigans, their ‘Ear Tapas’ playlist and why festival-goers should head down for their set…
Hey guys, we’re still reeling from how great ‘Song of Her’s’ is, how have you found the reaction to it so far?
We spend most of our days and nights blushing in flustered flattery, as we react to the unconditional love that’s constantly streaming in. Everyone’s very sweet and nice all the time, maybe our egos are beginning to bloat like a dead guy in the water? Pretty incredible that people are buying into our ‘strings on wooden planks madness’.
You’re quite the supporters of other music as well, with your ‘Ear Tapas’ playlist; do you think it’s important to support other artists?
Glad you’ve found the Tap Ass, its ours smorgasbord of influences and other pleasing sounds. We feature the heroes that need to be heard, in order to serve our keen listeners, with an appetiser that begins the hunger for the three course Her’s meal. Basically, it gives a good context for our music and allows us to support our sexy sausage friends, which is important, yes.
After festival season is done, you have a headline London show coming up in November, got anything special planned for it?
With this being our ‘Sophomore London Headline Show’ its sure to be a hell of a sweaty ‘puddle on the floor, their asking for more’ type night. Maybe you can expect an appearance from life size Pierce Brosnan in full 007 attire. Most of all we’re hoping everybody can get together with that special someone they’re really into, for some sweaty touchy feely awkward times… with all the hormones raging in harmony.
You went on a whole UK tour earlier this year, how was that? Any standout moments?
We’ve truly had our first taste of bleeding on the road this year, its something we’ve grown to love; from the £1 sausage rolls, to the inebriated nights out with our terribly sober designated driver/father/sound dude/tour manager Saam. And yes of course we’ve had a couple ‘stand out’ moments such as – discovering one of Warbutons ’Top Ten Lunch Spots Of The UK’ right next to Bamburgh castle (picture right), looking out over the beach after a famished couple of hours. Also the birth of our high calibre baby boy ‘Bobbin’ “The hip kids cap tossing game, watch out it’ll be everywhere in 6 months” (See our Instagram for high calibre demonstrations).
You’re playing at Boardmasters this week, looking forward to it?
Looking forward to camping on or near the beach (we don’t know what to expect), heard its a blast though. Hope to run into Kelly Slater hitting the surf.
Is there anyone you’re particularly excited to see at Boardmasters?
We’re hoping to run into our favourite Science Pop Uncles of the Dutch variety…
If you could collaborate with any artist on the line-up, who would it be and why?
I think we’d drop an album with Stormzy in order to bridge the gap between grime and dream pop, that’d work right?
What can people expect from your Boardmasters set? Any new material appearances?
We’ve only played in that part of the country once before to around 30 people so you can expect the golden lineup with some exotic twists.
How does playing festivals compare to your own gigs? Do you have a preference?
Both are great, the only slight problem with festivals is you sometimes find the stage manager breathing down your neck timing the set (just doing their job), however it doesn’t lend well to our lengthy banter sessions on stage. Although we’re beginning to see it as a new challenge, maybe for the best.
Have you got many other festival appearances planned for us to get excited about?
If you haven’t got a ticket for Art Is Hard festival yet, get on it. You can find yours truly along with Happyness, Beach Fossils and many more sexy people we want to rub up against.
What are your top festival survival tips?
Well if you take your basic carrier bag and tie it around your sock, and then do the same around your shoes, apply some tape (estimated cost £2.10p) you won’t have to buy wellies that are impossible to get off. Make your own Steezyz today!
And finally, for those lucky enough to be going to Boardmasters, in a few words, why should they come see you play? Think of this as new music speed dating, no pressure, 30 seconds, GO.
Because statistically proven, people who listen to Her’s are 1.8% better looking than your average music consumer, so you’re bound to leave with a great surface level relationship.
Her’s play Boardmasters Festival on Saturday. Be there or be square.