INTERVIEW WITH DANGEROUS CURVES
Date: February 22, 2018
Interviewer: Jake Blatchly
DANGEROUS CURVES HAVE BEEN KICKING ASS AND TAKING NAMES IN THE AUSTRALIAN ROCK SCENE FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS. THEY’RE NOW ABOUT TO DROP THEIR DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM ‘SO DIRTY RIGHT.’ THIS IS A REAL BALLS TO THE WALL ROCK BAND IN THE MODERN DAY ERA. I RECENTLY CHECKED IN WITH THE BOYS — LEAD VOCALIST KYM BRITTEN, GUITARIST CAMMY PAUL, BASSIST ZIGGY ROBERTSON AND DRUMMER LUKE CHAPMAN — TO TALK ABOUT THEIR HISTORY, THEIR NEW ALBUM AND THEIR INFLUENCES.
Sleaze Roxx: First of all, how did the band form and how did you guys meet each other?
Ziggy Robertson: Me and Cammy played in a band together when we were still in school. The band fizzled out so we had a bit of a break from the band thing. Then……
Cammy Paul: I messaged ya!
Ziggy Robertson: Yeah. Cammy messaged me and we started jammin’ in his dad’s garage. We needed a drummer so….
Cam Paul: Yeah, so we advertised on Facebook that we were looking and in walks Luke [laughs]! We hit it off straight away. Jammed for three months I think?
Luke Chapman: Yeah, ’bout that I reckon.
Cam Paul: And in walks Kymbo!
Kym Britten: Yeah, I was trying out for another band one day and while we were having a break, the guy that owned the rehearsal studio asked me what kind of music I liked. I told him. He said he knows a guy, puts me on to Zig and we organise a jam. I think from the first run through of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name”, it was pretty obvious to us all we were onto something!
Sleaze Roxx: What are some of the influences that you guys share collectively as a band and what are some of your individual influences? Doesn’t have to be musical influences either.
Kym Britten: Well, I’d have to say Van Halen would be up there as well as KISS.
Cam Paul: Yeah, KISS.
Ziggy Robertson: Mötley!
Kym Britten: Yeah, Mötley and also just the way they captured you on or off stage.
Cam Paul: Gotta have some Aerosmith. Bon Jovi as well. There’s heaps!
Luke Chapman: Anything that kicks ass!
Sleaze Roxx: You guys are currently gearing up to drop your debut album ‘So Dirty Right’ worldwide on April 6th. Tell us about the writing and creative process behind this album. You guys seem to have grown exponentially since your debut EP! “Club Mile High” is a fuckin’ tune!
Cam Paul: Thanks dude! Yeah well, I’ll usually have a riff to show the boys and then we start messing with it at practice.
Ziggy Robertson: Yeah, there’s no real theory behind it. Like we don’t write out structures and shit on a whiteboard or anything!
Kym Britten: Yeah, we basically keep working on something ’til we think it sounds cool, and then the words come later ’cause you gotta know the vibe of the song before you put the words on top.
Ziggy Robertson: Nothing’s changed in the process from writing the EP to writing the album. It’s all just been flowing and our writing never stops!
Kym Britten: Yeah and a couple of boozers too [laughs].
Sleaze Roxx: I love the cover artwork for the album. It’s a bit cheeky, a little bit vintage. Who came up with that?
Kym Britten: I think we had the fifties’ little Britten Alley Bratz for the theme to start with and found a template photo from that era that we could get ideas from to start bubbling the brain.
Ziggy Robertson: Yeah, we wanted something that would stick out and being that the albums called ‘So Dirty Right’, we started coming up with little ideas for props and stuff to suit the title. The lovely Roxanne Shoobert did an amazing job with the photo shoot with little Declan. What a little boss. Props and placement for the whole picture and we were wrapped with how it came out. Definitely one for the collection!
Sleaze Roxx: You guys seem more like a gang than a band, like brothers and it shows especially when you’re on stage playing together. Do you think it’s important to have a good camaraderie?
Kym Britten: Oh definitely! If you don’t have a strong connection, there’s no room for healthy competition, which is when you create the best stuff — whether it be on stage or in the band room.
Cam Paul: Yeah, we’re a tight unit not only when we play, but all the time. It’s what we do [laughs]!
Sleaze Roxx: Where would you like to see Dangerous Curves in five years from now?
Ziggy Robertson: Healthy.
Kym Britten: Stealthy.
Luke Chapman: Keepin’ the beat [laughs]!
Cam Paul: And playin’ Las Vegas!
Sleaze Roxx: If you could take Dangerous Curves on the road with any band from any era, who would it be and why?
Ziggy Robertson: Van halen 1982 [era].
Kym Britten: I wouldn’t mind The Rolling Stones. Those guys played some huge crowds.
Cam Paul: Aerosmith in the college playing days.
Ziggy Robertson: Yeah, you always read it in books and stuff about how there was just a haze of bud smoke and beers back in the old days at concerts and now, you just don’t see it anymore. Unless you’re standing with Kym [laughs].
Sleaze Roxx: Tell us where we can pick up a copy of your album when it’s out and where can we can catch your next show?
Ziggy Robertson: The new album will be available online at dangerouscurvesrock.com or at one of our shows. Private message us directly on Facebook, Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon — you name it, it’ll be there!
Sleaze Roxx: Any last words or mantras you’d like to share with your fans and supporters?
Cam Paul: Thanks everyone who has been involved to make the album possible and thanks for the support from fans and friends. You guys have played a really big part so thank you. You may want to grab yourself two copies too ’cause you can use one for your listening pleasure and a back up to have as a collectible [laughs].
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Art Of The Heart is the first single taken from the album “So Dirty Right” out on April the 6th 2018 . Web: https://dangerouscurvesrock.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dangerouscurvesrock/ Bandcamp: https://dangerouscurves.bandcamp.com/ Video: Will Cook at Up Creative.