Artist: Half Looking
CD: Tip of My Tongue
Home: Lansing, Michigan
Quote: "The vocal blending of those two is every bit as good as
that of the Indigo Girls".
Half Looking's debut CD "Tip of My Tongue" will cause
everyone who listens to have this band's name on the tips of their tongues.
Its sound is infectious, mostly danceable and some of the best rock (male or
female) to come along in quite some time.
The Lansing, Michigan quartet stands out immediately in several
One is the dynamic harmony of Hez Naylor and Lisa Corbett. While
Hez is the leader, Corbett's silky smooth voice just pours over you as a spooky
replica of Natalie Merchant (listen to "Again"). And the vocal blending
of those two is every bit as good as that of the Indigo Girls.
Other notable elements are Holly Miller's effortless, silky smooth
lead guitar work and the flawless, powerful (yet not overpowering) percussion/drumming
of Murray Stewart-Jones laying a solid foundation.
"Slippin'" is perhaps the prime example of this band
at its instrumental and vocal best...and, lyrically, perhaps teamwork (Corbett
& Naylor) really is best as heard in "Divine," a slow, simple
tune featuring Lisa's gorgeous voice: "Your breath on my neck You take
the loving lead never hesitate to follow Never hesitate to need...Let the shudder
shake take over...Tears stream out like rivers...You're the fire that rushes
in ...You're that thing i can't define But I've spent my whole life waiting
To close my eyes and see you divine."
Speaking of divine, this group's sound is just that. They may
be Half Looking, but be sure they don't catch you just Half Hearing -- they're
too good to miss.
Artist Website: http://www.halflooking.com