Welcome to the Guide to the Week of Music, a round-up of music news, media and releases from the wide musical world.
This week’s article could begin no other way than with a tribute to Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading of Her’s, who alongside their tour manager Trevor Engelbrektson, tragically passed away in a car accident earlier this week.
Trevor and the band were midway through their US tour when the accident occurred and had completed a run of sold out UK shows just a month before.
In a statement on social media, Her’s record label Heist or Hit, expressed that: ‘Their energy, vibrancy and talent came to define our label. As humans, they were warm, gentle and hilarious. Each time they stopped by the office made for an uplifting experience.’ They added, ‘The world was at their feet. Everyone here at the label is overwhelmed and distraught’.
During Her’s’ February show and filming session for the Harvey music video at Band on the Wall, staff members experienced the same warmth and sense of humour that Heist or Hit described. We’re extremely saddened by this loss and our thoughts are with the families of Stephen, Audun and Trevor at this difficult time.