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England, United Kingdom (1990 – 2005)

1. Curve was an / duo formed in 1990 in England, United Kingdom. The band members were Toni Halliday (vocals, occasionally guitar) and Dean Garcia (bass, guitar, programming). Halliday wrote also the lyrics of their songs and they both contributed to songwriting. Their sound is a blend of , and music.

Halliday and Garcia were introduced to each other by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics. Dean Garcia had played bass guitar as part of Eurythmics’ live band in 1983–84 and on two of their studio albums, Touch and Be Yourself Tonight. Toni Halliday was signed to Stewart’s Anxious Records label as a solo artist. She also sang with The Uncles and Bonk in the early 1980s.

Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia briefly formed the unsuccessful group State of Play in the late 1980s before parting ways. She attempted a solo career, releasing the album Hearts & Handshakes in 1989. The album was produced by Toni Halliday and Alan Moulder, who will later got married. Alan Moulder also produced music for artists like Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and My Bloody Valentine.

In 1991, Halliday reunited with Garcia to form Curve. Their alchemy the second time around created sonically charged music, setting heavy beats and Garcia’s densely-layered guitar tracks and feedback against Halliday’s airy vocalization of lyrics that frequently explore such topics as alienation, addiction and love on the wane.

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  • alin1

    @emilmoo: What a stupid elitist attitude. Somebody forces you to listen to just one band from these two (Curve and Garbage)? Not counting that there are very few bands like them.

    25 Jun 12:55pm Reply
  • thenearestdoor

    found doppelganger at my local record for 5 bucks. hands down the best CD find this year. great album

    6 Jun 12:35am Reply
  • akerbeltz

    I'm fascinated by them. Incredible!

    1 Jun 2:57pm Reply
  • halluz1nogen

    Gods!

    21 May 1:56am Reply
  • TimaSliwinski

    new - http://www.last.fm/music/Curve/+images/104845415

    19 May 8:31pm Reply
  • lucaslups

    Flawless band.

    18 May 2:10am Reply
  • Rud-Johns

    @emilmoo LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

    13 May 9:52pm Reply
  • halluz1nogen

    Вот это да!

    3 May 2:14pm Reply
  • emilmoo

    As soon as I heard Already Yours it became apparent to me that I'll never listen to Garbage again. Curve sounds like a superior version of that band to be honest.

    20 Apr 8:09am Reply
  • Logicwax

    How...HOW did I completely miss this band in the 90s?!!! I must have been too busy freaking out over nin/sneaker pimps back then or something. But wow....this is like discovering a favorite band from the 90s from another life.

    5 Apr 11:46am Reply
  • yakkowarner

    I love Garbage, but they owe Curve a big debt, surely...

    22 Mar 9:28pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Обожаю эту группу, мощные гитарные композиции, атмосферные электронные, секси-вокал Тони, интересные композиторские ходы от Дина Гарсии. По мне, самая недооцененная группа 90-ых, хотя и считается культовой.

    18 Mar 11:01am Reply
  • outfield7790

    Toni the Best! ^ ^ Too sad there're too little words about her and their winner Doppelganger in The Beautiful Noise 2014 I miss them

    5 Jan 6:45pm Reply
  • CornishGhost

    i fucking miss this band

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Nekrovoor

    Love this.

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • mellohippo

    Damn, I hate to say this but SPC ECO has nothing on Curve. There's something so "loose" and cool about this band. Such nostalgia..

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • glitteryteacup

    Curve are one of the most underrated bands of all time. [14]

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • LiamVIII

    Maybe the best band I've discovered this year.

    9 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Cylob

    Love the current picture. Looks like Dean has lost his wallet.

    13 Sep 2014 Reply
  • wheresyourblues

    шикарны

    1 Sep 2014 Reply
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