Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Uh Huh Her

Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey are able to deliver dynamic tracks with every song they put out there. The first one I heard by Uh Huh Her was Not A Love Song, a track so full of catchy riffs and dreamy vocals it simply begs to be listened and danced to. With talk of a new EP to be released soon, we simply had to speak to the duo to find out what’s going on with Uh Huh Her!

AMBY: You have been working on your next EP. How is that coming along and what has changed as far as the sound of the band?

UHH: Yes, the EP is actually finished.  We’re waiting on mastering and then we plan on releasing it for Xmas.  The EP is different because it was recorded with the intention of being acoustic.  We essentially took old songs and revamped them and recorded some live, some with a full band, and some with just a piano and vocal.  Its unique because we’re known for being really electro, and in this case its the opposite, very organic and pared down.

AMBY: Tell me about the songwriting process.

UHH: Each song is different.  Sometimes they come in one fell swoop, and sometimes we work on them for a while. Cam: “I’m such a producer when I write, so usually I’ll get the song done from start to finish in a day, drums and all.  I like to create the sound starting with drums, and then I layer synths upon synths.  It’s like a giant puzzle for me.”

AMBY: Which three songs define UHH?

UHH: I would say: Not A Love Song, Wake to Sleep, and Wait Another Day.

AMBY: Nocturnes was a splendid album. What are your feelings about it now that you’ve had time to reflect on it?

UHH: Thank you!  I feel as though it was meant to be received in another decade.  HA!  I love how lush and rich it all sounds.  It certainly has a darkness to it that I feel defined a lot of what we as a band were going through at the time.  It was experimental in that we knew we would be taking a risk doing a big rock record in a time where that genre is not necessarily appreciated or fawned over.

AMBY: What is the craziest thing that has happened to you while on tour?

UHH: A woman broke into our dressing room and handed us a letter about peeing on each other.  The end.  =)

AMBY: Speaking of touring, what’s the best part of playing live?

UHH: The feeling of being connected to an audience.  Nothing better.

AMBY: Which three albums changed your life?

UHH: Radiohead: OK Computer, Bjork: Post, Depeche Mode: Violator

AMBY: What three items would you take to a desert island other than food and water?

UHH: Our Dogs, A Down Comforter, Black Eyeliner

AMBY: What have you been listening to as of lately?

UHH: Beach House, Big Black Delta, Atlas Sound, Apparat, Twin Shadow, The Horrors,  The Knife, The Presets, The Kills, Robyn, DJ Shadow, Lil Wayne, Drake, Rihanna, Blonde Redhead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Duke Spirit,  Nina Simone to name a few.  =)

AMBY: What is the best song of 2012?

UHH: The Last Goodbye by The KILLS or Set Fire to the Rain by Adele.  Both epic in their own right.  Hmmmm.

AMBY: Change is unavoidable, what is the one thing about UHH that will never change?

UHH: Our love for the 80/90’s and our good looks.  ;)

AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Uh Huh Her that nobody knows yet?

UHH: We’re double pregnant with David Bowie’s baby.  j/k  =)

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Uh Huh Her are set to release their upcoming EP near Christmas, so once it’s out be sure to check it out! For now though, take a listen to their jam Not A Love Song- a quintessential UHH track! Lastly, thank you Uh Huh Her, for giving me your answers!

Alicia Atout

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