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Dangerous-Curves-EP-Review-2016

DANGEROUS CURVES -EP Review

Self-Released | Release Date: March 25 2016




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People of a certain age like me still look back and wonder where all that late eighties Sunset Strip swagger and fun went. The answer today is that some of it can be found in Geelong, Australia in the hands of ‘Dangerous Curves’.

 

If you liked it when PC was a simply a festering desolate dream of the anti-fun police and when hair was big and the party was bigger then listen to opening track ‘Blow My Whistle’ and tell me your hair hasn’t grown an inch by the time the first chorus has finished. Cunningly-named it may be but that’s sort of the point. With a sound that meshes the attitude of early Gunners, the song-writing grit of the underrated Junkyard (which this song kinda reminds me of) and the party attitude of the fun-end of the strip it really has all of the impact a band that’s only been together since 2015 could wish for.

 

In truth there’s nothing quite to match that finery, but there are some damned close runners. ‘Come For Me’ has a more Motley-edge to the guitar but the swagger of Van Halen and the vocal delivery of early Poison (though truth be told much better vocals). It’s a great groove and even adds a dose of cowbell for good measure.

 

‘I Wanna Love You’ sounds just as good, gives the guitars even more rein and makes you feel these guys can hold an audience, while ‘Runnin’ adds a more metallic riff and greater urgency and bluster. Closer ‘Party the Night Away’ might just be the next best track here – all Halen riffery and a blur of drums, it settles into a solid groove and fiery chorus and sounds like a set-closer to us.

 

It’s a great start for a young band and great news for Victorian Hard Rockers looking to party the night away…


 

by Mark Rockpit

 

 


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