Curry Quiche / Press

“Sadly there is no album but there is this rather excellent six track EP, delightfully titled “Rock and Roll Rotherham”, which is packed with fantastic tunes, none more so that the opener “You Know It All”. Replete with delightful hooks and ska rhythms, it is a hell of a way to suck the listener for the full 20 minutes of the release. The band hang rather loosely between pop and rock in the same way that 10cc used to do, and I have to say that there are obvious comparisons between Manchester’s finest and this band. The songs are all instantly memorable, hummable and demonstrate the best in English popular music. The quirky “Paint By Numbers” is quintessential british pop music and should have you hopping up and down to it’s fun-time beats. Things get a bit proggy with the manic “Out in the Woods” which balances driven pop with a theatrical sections and rather special. All in all the EP provides a fine selection of tunes and further cements that groups reputation”

“The single “The End Will Be Televised” is available elsewhere on here for you to have a gander at and is a fine primer for an album replete with quality tune-smithery and well honed execution. Apparently it’s a concept album says Steve who plays the rhythm guitar and does the singing. The spirit of the album is captured in this one tune which moves from trad 60s pop (in a post punk style) into a motorik wig-out on the synth on the end. Glorious stuff, and it makes me tap my foot and smile which is always a good sign! The guitar solo on “Love Has Gone With All The Rest” is worth the price of admission in it’s own. Anyway have a listen yourself – I reckon it’s damn good and will definitely be in my top 50 albums for 2013.”

“Just had a mad moment dropping this post for Curry Quiche and their new video for Dry Handkerchief.. I got the Curry Quiche bit typed in no bother but then had a bad brain freeze typing the word handkerchief and no matter how many times I retyped it, it still looked wrong.. Think I'm going crackers Anyway I think you should deffo press play on the video below and see how a wacky, creative and good video can be made for local bands. This one is a great example of how to make a good, professional video. Well done to all concerned - great work The keyboards on this track remind me of Reverend And The Makers track 'Miss Brown' but that will probably just be one of those 'it's just me who thinks so' moments ha ha ! Press play - watch the video - Show Curry Quiche and the video production team some respect...”

“Young Mr Fidler of the always interesting Curry Quiche sent through a link to the above. It uses the old doo-wop classic chord progression of course but there are some nice subtle little twists and a prog-psyche wig out at the end which is very refreshing. I loved the “Reuben and the Jets” feel to the song couched in classic indie territory. It will be on the new album “One Seed, No Leeches” which on the basis of this tune should be well worth a listen. Having played a few of their tunes in the past (Dry Handerchief, Social Barrier Thing etc) I am aware of their ability to turn out a good melody and this demonstrates that they have not lost their flair for invention.”

“Their video has improved a lot since my last look. They still have the great concepts as before, yet they feel much better this time around. I suspect it is largely due to the stylised look of the video. My best way to describe it would be to think back on the film ‘Nosferatu’ and imagine it as a musical for the modern era.”

“The album finishes with the strong Blue Lagoon, which initially sounds like the Inspiral Carpets, but then moves into this skanky swagger. It’s a mystifying enjoyable album full of twists and turns. Curry Quiche sound like they have all the tools needed to make it, it’s just they’re trying on a whole load of different (Musical) clothes. They all fit, blend to an extent and are great, but as soon as they find the right outfit, they’re going to be world beaters.”

“It’s not often that I get my hands on a debut single, especially one from England, so when I found this in my inbox I jumped at the chance to review it. Having now had a look at the video I have to say I’m glad I did. It may not have been the best thing I’ve ever seen, but it shows a promise worth keeping an eye on.”

“Eccentric but enjoyable rock record!”

“The band describes the music as influenced by social decline in England and how technology has become more important than having real human connections (Guys – I understand. I live in a neighborhood that looks like the set of Edward Scissorhands). The music never sounds depressing – it embraces an energetic vibe and boasts a reggae influence on a few songs. It’s one of those albums that grows in stature each time you listen to it, and as debut albums go this is a stunner.”

“Love it or hate it (and I quite like it!), Curry Quiche's mish-mash of punk influenced, grimy rock, indie experimental, ska tinged noise is quite possibly one of the most inventive things and crazy things I have heard of late. It is a chaotic, raw and raucous amalgamation of musical influence from the last 40 years. It is not perfect or polished, but this is part of the appeal. However, it is a little disjointed in parts and too long, I think 10 tracks would have been better.”

“A band I have found to deliver highly entertaining and intelligently written songs whrn it comes to their recorded material, but I have yet to find any venie that does their style any justice.”

“It is getting late in the day and I really need to get on to the key-board, but I think I will take another spin around the room with Curry Quiche. The conundrum in the band name, alerts the ears to a dichotomy and the music doesn’t disappoint. The acerbity of wit, serious cooking of content and over-all gaiety are all wrapped up inside the music. The band takes the listener on a fun filled tour, as a raw contextualisation is wrapped within a significant depth of compositional skills, leaving the listener enthralled and smiling from ear to ear. Drawing heavily on Ska, the band retain a centric core of early ’80s roots rock, as with a smiling face and a jaunty cock of the head, which draws the listener in to a sense of fun, there is is a sharp and directed reflection peering out of the material, of a world at odds. This I like and thank you Curry Quiche for updating the world of acerbic dance.”

“With a band name like ‘Curry Quiche’, you can only expect one thing from their album: fun. This expectation is definitely met. The Rotherham-based quintet explains their debut album to be based on the theme of escaping from technology – contradicting themselves entirely by using technology as an outstanding feature. The album even kicks off with synth distortion and the illusion that the audience is entering into a David Bowie album. It’s pretty hard to zone out when listening to ‘One Seed, No Leeches’. When your mind does start to wander elsewhere, you’re quickly dragged back in by something quirky that Curry Quiche have added in. There’s a lyric that sounds a lot like ‘a washing machine’s worth’ in ‘Reggae Man Sez’, I found myself rewinding the track back again and again just to be sure I heard it right. ”

“I really like Curry Quiche, and I don’t quite know why. This album is one which stands out as one of the more strange albums I’ve reviewed, yet it’s also one of the most striking I’ve heard, purely because of the unique stylings of it.”

“First of all lets get one thing straight......These guys are nutters!”