Reba Dougherty (vocals), Ben Porter (guitar/vocals), Anthony Masog (bass) and NIck Juve (drums) are the four members of the recently formed group Lucid Flight. They recorded a three- song EP Anatomy Man to showcase what they offer and after spending some time with it I have to say I’m impressed. It’s not the most innovative music to come out in 2015 and in fact tends to be more reminiscent of prog and classic rock acts from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.
Dougherty has a nice set of pipes and while she might not be fully realized as a singer at this point I thought she did a solid job throughout. She’s dynamic and puts a lot of emotion into her vocals, which if you ask me is essential for a rock vocalist.
They rev up with “Anatomy Man” which has some grit and attitude. I loved the feel of the vocals on the verse but Dougherty is going to have to work on pronouncing the words in a way where it’s easier to make out the lyrics. As much as I tried I couldn’t make out much after she sing “anatomy man.” Musically, the band is on point. The guitar playing is wicked as the bass and drums provide gritty foundation.
The highlight was “Insane.” It was Dougherty's best vocal performance and she does a better job at leaving some space between the words so we can understand the lyrics. The song has an overt ‘70s classic rock feel and the band is relentless with an abundance of rocking riffs.
They change it up on the closer “Sugar Trigger” which has a funky, early Red Hot Chilli Peppers style. Dougherty even reminded me of Anthony Kiedis at some points in the way she sang. The second half of the song contains some worthy instrumental parts.
Anatomy Man is most likely the humble beginnings of a band that will artistically mature and define their sound within the next of couple months and even years. Solid start - so keep your eyes on them.
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