Dangerous Curves

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Dangerous Curves

There’s something super special about Dangerous Curves; whether it’s the effort that goes into their stage get-ups, their infectious live music or the fact they’ve risen to where they are from the summer of 2015, they’re certainly ones to watch in the Geelong scene. As a result make sure you head down to their EP launch at the Barwon Club on March 26.

Hey guys, thanks for taking the time to chat with Forte Magazine, how are you and what are you up to at the moment? 

We’re great thanks! Lately we have been gearing up for the release of our debut EP which comes out on March 25  and a string of shows to coincide with that.

We saw you recently had a show at Pako Festa, how was it? 

Yeah, that was an interesting  one. It was an outdoor show in the mid afternoon sun – completely different vibe from the dank, dark, rock ‘n’ roll bars we are used to playing at. But we  definitely won over a bunch of new fans!

And you’ve been killing it at the Barwon Club with a few support slots/gigs/you name it (and you’ll also be launching your EP there), have you really found a home at that venue? 

The Barwon Club is definitely the home stage for us. We had our very first show there and every time we have played at the BC it has been an excellent time. So it only feels natural to launch our EP there on the 26th of March!

You entered in the K Rock band competition last year, how has your live show progressed since then?

Right now we all feel that  every time  we play in front of an audience it’s a step up from the last show. The band was only formed in the summer of 2015 and we jumped straight into playing live and we were all very green, but now the confidence is up and the shows reflect that!

Glam rock is making a bit of a comeback, what drew you to creating that kind of sound/stage presence? 

When people think of ’80s glam metal/rock, generally it’s sing-a-long choruses,  screaming over the top guitar solos, heavy back beats and catchy riffs – with a party hard and live life to the fullest attitude. Rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to be  dangerous  and fun. Elvis and the  Beatles  didn’t   cause a shitstorm by playing it safe. And now you have the big ‘rock’ bands like Mumford & Sons pretending to be good boys staring at their feet. We’re  really just making music we like that reflects our personality, and to  get told  a lot that we sound like Motley Crue, Poison, Def Leppard or Guns ‘n’ Roses, is a total compliment!

We imagine your style is a bit of a reflection of the bands you grew up listening to as kids, did you have much of a musical upbringing? Was there anyone in particular you heard when you thought, ‘I want to be a musician’?

Well, we all found our love for music in different ways. When I was younger I would always be bouncing off the walls to punk rock in surf/skate videos. I found my dad’s KISS records and just be[came]  mesmerised  by these four super hero rock gods. When  I heard the intro to ‘Deuce’ for the first time, I was hooked for life!

The new EP is out soon, how did you find your introduction to the recording process? 

We recorded at Goatsound Studio’s with Jason Fuller producing and mixing over four days. It was just so fun and exciting to hear our songs come to life. I think we really bonded as a band during that time. We  can’t wait to get back in the studio!

We’ve heard it labelled as “all killer and no filler”, how would you say the process of selecting the tracks went? Was it a pretty unanimous decision for the band? 

To be honest, we all wrote down our  preferred tracks and made up a tally on which songs made the cut – we like all our songs so we were undecided at the time. But I think it ended up being a good mix of hard  rocking songs and a good introduction to  Dangerous  Curves.

Thanks again for taking the time to chat, are there any last words of wisdom you’d like to share with our readers? 

Come party with us,  stay rad and be excellent to each other!

When & Where: Barwon Club, Geelong – March 26 (EP Launch)
Release: The band’s self-titled EP will be available from March 25