Revel in your romantic side with Curves’ ‘Perfumery’
CURVES are a flashback from the future, with their lead single and video ‘Perfumery’ from their debut EP, All Made Up. ‘Perfumery’ is a well-balanced mix of 80’s new romanticism and schmick synth-pop.
Curves are a Melbourne-based band releasing their EP, both digitally and as a limited edition glitter-infused clear cassette, coupled with lyrics and a scented download card. Curves are obviously here for the pageantry, and from their music video – you can trust that they will deliver.
The music video for ‘Perfumery’ is playfully creepy. In a dark motel room bathed in red and blue lights, a melancholic mannequin-headed man waits for his mannequin-headed lover. It may sound off-kilter and almost unsettling but Curves refreshing take on 80’s synth pop works it all together into a cinematic experience. Expertly layered synthetic drum patterns, harmonising guitar lines and bright synthesiser chord progressions provide the perfect score to the video which was written and directed by Patrick Mooney, a member of the band.
All Made Up is the first release of a new label Enhancer Records. David De Thomasis of Paradise Music Festival and Hayden Quinn of Null have joined forces to create the Melbourne-based label, focusing on abstract, lof-fi and experimental musical genres. With Curves providing their excellent first release, it’s safe to say that Enhancer is going to be one label to watch.
Check out Curves’ EP, out November 9th on Enhancer Records, available on Curves‘ Bandcamp
Words by Lloyd Crackett