Curve released their debut, the Blindfold EP, 4th March 1991.
I was on ‘revision leave’ from university and took a mid-morning stroll into town from my mum’s house. As I entered the record shop, Dave signalled to me from behind the counter. “I’ve got something I think you’ll like” and stuck it on the record player. I slapped my fiver on the counter before the vocals had started.
My pal and I hung out with them for the afternoon when they played the Cambridge Junction (he won tickets on the local radio station). They were all lovely. There was an Indie Disco in the venue after the gig, the whole band came out front, I can remember guitarist Debbie and I bouncing around the dancefloor to NIN’s Head Like A Hole.
Years later, Debbie was working in London record shops. I was in the Notting Hill MVE with my German friend, as I approached the counter she asked “Hello Steve, how’s Cambridge?” and we had a catchup.
The silent man from Stuttgart waited until we were outside the shop and uttered one word: “How?”