Melbourne hard rockers Dangerous Curves have just dropped their new full length album, Summertime Highs.
Inspired by the likes of their childhood heroes Bon Jovi, Kiss and Van Halen, Dangerous Curves formed in 2015 with one only one goal in mind, to bring back the music of the infamous LA scene of the late 80’s…with a modern twist.
Their 2018 full length debut, So Dirty Right was nominated for ‘Best Heavy Album’ at The Age Music Victoria Awards 2018.
Summertime Highs is larger than life and ready to blow you away! Eleven perfectly executed slabs of rock n roll that capture the wild spirit of rock’s glory days while very much looking towards the future. Equal parts grit and polish, Dangerous Curves know how to party!
Check out our chat with the legends below!
In 33 words or less, describe to readers what Dangerous Curves is all about in a musical sense?
Our goal as a band is to bring great music to the fans!
We play what we love which is high energy party Rock ‘n’ Roll creating good times and good vibes.
Let’s get to know the band members. Tell us a rock ‘n’ roll fact or myth for each band member?
Cammy Paul (Guitarist) – holds the unwritten record for chewing most pieces of chewing gum in one mouthful, and we ain’t kidding, it’s a sight to witness!
Kym Britten (vocals) – put his hand up once to be designated driver to one of our rock shows and not drink any alcohol…. he swore that he would never do this again (haha).
Will Saw (Bassist) – has an ENORMOUS heart! Hence the reason we call him BIG Willy (wink wink).
Luke Chapman (Drums) – has a tattoo of the metal devil from Tenacious D on his back, what more needs to be said!
You’ve just released your latest album Summertime Highs, thinking back to the recording of the album, what are some of the most immediate memories?
Hearing the tracks come into your ears with clarity and sharpness for the first time is something special, it’s almost got a kind of magic to it…. Yeah it’s a really special moment.
First single off the album Good And The Bad is seriously one of the best songs I’ve heard all year! Talk about channelling everything I love about music… Tell us more about this song & video and how it came about?
Well we almost threw it away! We were writing songs like ‘I Like It’ and ‘Nightmare Games’ for the album and we were kinda split on that song because of its original form but after some firm discussions we revisited it and lucky we did! Some new words and melodies, a few tweaks here and there and boom… Good And The Bad was here! The video came fairly easy once we had the vision of what the song was about.
For those familiar with your debut album So Dirty Right, what does Summertime Highs have that your first album didn’t?
I think that So Dirty Right was a great starting point and Summertime Highs shows how we’ve grown as musicians and writers. Basically we were so much more prepared for this album and I think it really shows overall.
What are some of the bands key musical influences and how much do they vary amongst band members?
We all share a love for the 80s glam rock no doubt, but we all have different tastes in all kinds of music. Somehow we mix it all up and put out some really cool stuff. If you’ve listened to our catalogue…. you can probably guess a few.
What would you say are the key “ingredients” that are essential to the songs of Dangerous Curves?
Energy is a must. If you can’t dance or move to it, we keep looking. If we would listen to it as a fan, then we’re on to something! We just look for stuff that we think sounds cool and build from there.
What Movie Soundtrack from the past would have been perfectly suited for the music of Dangerous Curves?
Hmmm…. funny question haha! Well it would probably have to be something with action, pretty girls and so I’d have to say maybe Point Break or Days Of Thunder?
For those who haven’t yet seen Dangerous Curves live (myself included!!), tell us what one can expect from your live show?
A feel good rush of High energy power, A true Rock ‘n’ Roll party!
Looking ahead to the end of the year with much positivity, complete this… 2021 will have been an awesome year for Dangerous Curves because…
1. Obviously the release of Summertime Highs!
2. Progressing as a band and finding new ways to be challenged
3. Mastering our craft not only as entertainers, but also on a business level
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