Curve

Curve

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Members: Dean Garcia and Toni Halliday

Seminal indie rock/electronic crossover group who originally met through David Stewart of Eurythmics, whom Toni has known since she was a teenager. Dean played on two Eurythmics albums, Touch and Be Yourself Tonight. The two played together in the unsuccessful 80s band, State of Play, and parted on acrimonious terms. However, they resolved their differences and formed Curve in 1991.
Their first releases were very successful in the UK indie scene, but, despite critical acclaim, they never grew beyond that level. Low sales of their second album, "Cuckoo", led to the group splitting for four years, with Toni and Dean working with others. They reformed in '97 and released "Come Clean", the singles from which made a bigger splash in the US than their earlier material. However, the momentum didn't continue and label difficulties caused them serious problems.
Further releases failed to attract much interest outside of their core fanbase and, following the release of a two-disc retrospective in 2004, Toni called it a day on 31 January 2005, saying that the group had "come to its natural end with a lot of good work achieved in the last 15 years."
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Curve Discography

Albums

Curve Doppelgänger (Album) Anxious Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Curve Cuckoo (Album) Anxious Records Thailand 1993 Sell This Version
Curve Come Clean (Album) Universal, Universal, Estupendo, Estupendo US 1997 Sell This Version
Curve Gift (Album) Hip-O Records, Hip-O Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Curve The New Adventures Of Curve (Album) Fatlip Recordings UK 2002 Sell This Version
CURVE1 Curve Curve(CD, Promo, Smplr) Chrysalis Music UK CURVE1 UK 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Curve Blindfold EP (EP, Single) Anxious Records Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Curve Frozen EP (EP, Single, Maxi) Anxious Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Curve Cherry (EP, Single) Anxious Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Curve Faît Accompli (EP, Single) Anxious Records Europe 1992 Sell This Version
Curve Horror Head (Single) Anxious Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Curve Blackerthreetracker (EP, Single) Anxious Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Curve Superblaster (Single) BMG, Anxious Records US 1993 Sell This Version
ANXT 41 Curve Falling Free (Remix)(12", S/Sided, Ltd, Promo) Anxious Records ANXT 41 UK 1993 Sell This Version
Curve Pink Girl With The Blues (Single) Fatlip Recordings, Fatlip Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
Curve Chinese Burn (Single, Maxi, EP) Universal Records, Universal Records, Universal Records 1997 Sell This Version
Curve Coming Up Roses (Single, Maxi) Universal Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
U5P-1329 Curve Alligators Getting Up(CD, Single, Promo) Universal Records U5P-1329 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Curve Perish (Single) Artful Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
Curve Want More Need Less (Maxi, Single) Hoop Culture Records Australia 2003 Sell This Version

Compilations

Curve Pubic Fruit (Comp) Anxious Records, Charisma Canada 1992 Sell This Version
Curve Radio Sessions (Comp) Anxious Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Curve Curve For Bookies(CD, Comp, Promo) Universal Music Publishing Group none US 1998 Sell This Version
Curve Open Day At The Hate Fest (Comp) Fatlip Recordings UK 2001 Sell This Version
Curve The Way Of Curve 1990 / 2004 (Comp) BMG UK & Ireland, Anxious Records UK 2004 Sell This Version

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donnacha

donnacha

December 21, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
Curve have got to be one of the UK's most unfortunate bands. Emerging out of the shoegazer scene with a new crossover sound that only a small section of the UK scene was ready for, the commercial failure of "Cuckoo" led them to split at the worst possible time. In 1993, the UK mainstream wasn't quite ready for dark electronic rock, even with a Nine Inch Nails remix, the US scene wasn't ready for foreign bands doing what had only just broken through there. By 1995, the time was perfect, but Curve weren't there, allowing Butch Vig to create a band, Garbage, to fill the gap and attain the success Toni and Dean had craved. Their return in 1998 was simply too late, they had minor success with the singles off "Come Clean", but not enough to keep the label happy and it was downhill from there.
mudslut23

mudslut23

August 3, 2003
I am completely in love with Toni Halliday and her voice. I cannot understand why Curve never became huge. Bands like Garbage totally ripped them off and took it to the bank. Nonetheless, Curve made great electronic and rock music. They always had some great remixers as well. I believe they had Aphex Twin remixing them way before anyone else. I am nominating Horrorhead as the national anthem.

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