Likewater play the NOW Lounge Saturday (September 17). Rating: NNN
It's nice when an album's title describes the sound of the band more accurately than any adjective I can come up with. So, yeah, the tunes on Weightless, by local duo Jennifer Claveau and Eric Newby, are all lovely ballads sung by Claveau in that Sarah McLachlan-Sinead O'Connor style, and Newby's classy, subtle guitar work complements the melody lines perfectly. A bum note here or a cracked vocal there would probably have made them sound a little more human, but as it stands, Likewater know a good hook and a thing or two about unrequited love.