Formed in Los Angeles, UH HUH HER debuted to a packed house of industry heads, critics and fans, many of whom might have been more familiar with HAILEY’s character “Alice” on “The L Word” than they were with her role in '90s indie duo The Murmurs. For GREY, it was her first group project since tenure with the lo-fi indie-rock outfit Mellowdrone. Co-produced by GREY and Al Clay (Pixies, Blur), their full-length debut Common Reaction was a full serving of new wave electro-pop that 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, "Uh Huh Her's sleek, synth-infused sound is closer to Adore-era Smashing Pumpkins or Metric than it is to the moody English alt-rocker (PJ Harvey). 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 the NEW YORKER added, “...[Uh Huh Her] traffic in throbbing synth-pop that's destined to make mascara run” (Kelefa Sanneh, 10/24/08). 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). Nylon Magazine has a great feature and a free download here.
Tickets for Uh Huh Her plus Diamonds Under Fire on Sunday, May 8th at 8PM in the Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton Mass. are available at Northampton Box Office, 413-586-8686 and online at IHEG.com. Direct ticket link here.