(14 July 2007) The indie electro-pop duo Uh Huh Her, featuring Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey has released its debut EP entitled I See Red (Plaid Records (USA) 0 6700 36417 5 3, 2007). Distribution is via Nettwerk Music Group, and the group's publicity contact is interestingly Heidi Rhoades (not the singer/songwriter Heidi Rhodes). The release is available digitally from online retailers, with the bonus track "Mystery Lights" available exclusively from iTunes. The artists were schooled at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Berklee College of Music respectively.
The group is based in Los Angeles and fronted equally by Leisha Hailey, formerly of the alt-pop band The Murmers who currently appear on Showtime's hit series The L Word, and Camila Grey, bassist and keyboardist with the lo-fi band Mellowdrone who worked with Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, Melissa Auf Der Maur and Kelly Osbourne. The duo have been working together since the beginning of 2007 writing the songs that make up the self-recorded and produced I See Red. Listen to the band's music at the band's website as well as their MySpace.
Our review EP is comprised of five tracks including two versions of the band's first single "Say So." The other four tracks are emotionally charged and upbeat electro-pop numbers that will please the most discerning listener. The group's laser-sharp harmonies, lush string arrangements and muscular drum drew attention from the Nettwerk Music clan.
The thick instrumental textures of the very rhythmic "Exposure" are balanced by lovely multi-layered harmonies. A pulsing but dry guitar melody and crisp percussion part in "Run"provide a starker foundation for the artists' individual and harmony vocals that climax in a lovely chorus. The EP's brooding title track highlights the artist's individual vocal talents while equally featuring layered harmonies and a rich blend of upbeat guitar and electronica arrangements.
The two artists contributions blend seamlessly in the five vocally-laden numbers that are perfectly supported by balanced and lush arrangements. We adored the tracks from first listen, our only complaint being the shortage of enough individual tracks to explore the duo's range. That the band came to a commercial EP release only six months after first meeting is a testament to their well developed music abilies. We can't wait to hear more!