With only one full-length album under their belts (which was released last month), indie dance-pop trio half•alive has already built a strong following. Their popularity is so strong the band has performed on shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live, NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert and recently on The Late Late Show with James Corden. On Friday, Sept. 13 the band returned to their hometown of Los Angeles for a sold-out show at the Fonda Theatre and demonstrated why they deserve the attention.
The trio (composed of Josh Taylor, vocals; Brett Kramer, drums; and J Tyler Johnson, bassist) immersed us into the universe of their debut album Now, Not Yet with energetic electropop tunes, intricate dance moves and loud lighting. Every moment on stage was choreographed flawlessly.
Frontman Josh Taylor is a triple threat performer. He not only pours his heart out for every song with his soulful jazz voice, but he also plays the guitar and dances on stage with two other performers. His timing is impeccable, never skipping a beat between each song. He even had a wardrobe change mid-show. Seeing them perform reminded me of a live version of their clever music videos, very energetic and eccentric. The band performed fan favorites including "The Fall," "still feel.," "arrow" "ok ok?" and "Aawake At Night." Half•alive are carving their own path in the indie-pop world with their fun style, feel-good music and multi-talented performances.
The band is currently still touring across the US, for more visit halfalive.co