Uh Huh Her
After performing sold out shows this spring and summer across the U.S., electro-pop duo Uh Huh Her--Leisha Hailey (keyboards, bass) and Camila Grey (keyboards, guitar)—are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming full length Nocturnes. For the album the follow-up to their debut Common Reaction, the duo teamed with Wendy Melvoin (Prince & the Revolution) for production duties and recorded at Wendy’s personal studio within the famed Henson compound in Los Angeles. Mixed by Tchad Blake and mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway, Nocturnes features the song “Same High” which was written for and featured in the acclaimed Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated film The Kids Are All Right. Nocturnes follows the group’s 6-song EP Black and Blue which debuted this Spring to critical praise, LA Weekly raved, “The duo focus on dancy beat and synthesizer licks, with guitar as moody coloring and vocals that coo sexily rather than cry easily. …a combination of against-the-grain grit and pop ambition that live, delivers a little snarl and a lot of swoon” (Chris Martins, 4/1/11). Elsewhere, Jim Allen of BIG SHOT noted of the EP, “…the duo digs into electro beats, moody, atmospheric electronic textures, and more” (March, 2011). The Black and Blue EP followed the group’s debut album Common Reaction which broke through with the anthemic single “Not A Love Song.” The album went on to receive an overwhelming amount of critical praise, with the New York Times hailing the disc "...a lush, layered collection of dizzying, synth-driven pop" (Amanda Petrusich, 10/24/08) and the Village Voice adding “Uh Huh Her’s debut album is a stylized mix of guitars and synthesizers framed by melancholic yet glamour-tinged vocals” (Zoe Gemelli, October 29-November 4). Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Times noted, “The band's debut album, is an electro-pop feast characterized by layers of overlapping vocals" (David Greenwald, 5/29/08). The Rolling Stone coined them a “Sultry, indie-electro duo…” (Caryn Ganz, 10/23/08) and Spin added, “[Uh Huh Her] create a lush soundscape of lilting piano arrangements, percolating electronic threads, and sparkling vocals a la Metric and the now-defunct Organ” (Samantha Promisloff, 7/27/08). Expect more information soon re Nocturnes.