Bristol rockers IDLES paid tribute to the late band Her’s in their home city of Liverpool this weekend with a live cover of their Invitation to Her’s track “Harvey.” IDLES were playing at Liverpool’s 6 Music Festival this weekend, which also featured performances from Jon Hopkins, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Little Simz, Hot Chip and Gang of Four.
The band broke into “Harvey” during the last song of their set, the closer for 2018’s Joy as an Act of Resistance. titled “Rottweiler.” IDLES guitarist Mark Bowen took over lead vocal duties for the tribute cover.
Her’s was a duo made up of Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading. The pair died in a tragic accident last week along with their tour manager after being involved in a car accident while traveling to a show in Santa Ana, Calif.
“We are all heartbroken,” their label Heist or Hit wrote in a statement on Facebook. “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. To say they were close would be an underestimation of a friendship that was genuinely beautiful to witness; they loved one another like brothers.”
Her’s released their debut album Invitation to Her’s last year following the success of their 2017 compilation Songs of Her’s. The album arrived to wide critical acclaim, and featured the hits “Harvey” and “Under Wraps.”
IDLES put out their second album Joy as an Act of Resistance. last year. They’re currently on tour in the U.K. and Europe for the rest of the month, but they head over to the U.S. for a run of dates in May. They announced that they are working on their third album via Twitter back in January.
The stream of IDLES’ performance at 6 Music Festival is unfortunately only available in the U.K., but if you can access it, their cover of “Harvey” starts around the 40-minute mark. Watch that here and check out the Her’s music video for “Harvey” below, along with their 2018 performance in the Paste Studio.