Saturday, 17 November 2012

Ones to Watch 2013 - #10 Curxes

Bristling with equal measures of art-pop aggression and intimacy Curxes are probably one of the slightly more leftfield choices on Breaking More Waves Ones To Watch 2013 list, but are 100% deserving of their place having secured our love pretty much from the word go.

From the frozen landscapes formed from a ménage a trois of Pet Shop Boys vs Depeche Mode sonics vs Siouxsie Sioux vocals with The Constructor, to the bands more recent post-industrial electro goth tracks Haunted Gold and Spectre, Curxes are a band that are slowly fingering their way along the precipices of planet pop.  Yet whilst they may stand on the edge, with the remarkable vocal talents of lead singer Roberta Fidora, a woman who could sing the pants off even the strongest gymnophobiac, and the musical mastermind of Macaulay Hopwood, the band have managed to combine edginess with talent. Too often edginess is just an excuse for no real ability.

2013 will see the band developing further, showing a softer more naked side. We hear rumours of beautiful ballads with strong emotions. We’re expecting surprises - that’s why Curxes have to be one of our Ones to Watch for 2013.

Photo Credit : C4Miles Photography

Curxes - Spectre (Video)

Curxes - Haunted Gold

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