Imagine Kate Bush running away to join the circus with System of a Down. Now add some shades of American Horror Story, with an unsettling undercurrent à la The Brothers Grimm. You are now some way towards describing Sir Curse, a 6-piece alternative rock band from Leeds.
Formed during their University days by keyboardist Ellen Davis and vocalist Lyndsay Dale, Sir Curse bring you crazed live shows that combine campfire horror storytelling, freak-show theatricality, and full-throttle music.
With the addition of guitarist Bill O’Dwyer, bassist Eric Lock, and trumpeter Joe Martin, Sir Curse released their debut single ‘Tarot’ in early 2019, building on the success of a small UK tour where they performed with artists such as Hands Off Gretel, Japanese Fighting Fish, Jaye & Foe, and This Winter Machine.
The well-reviewed release of ‘Tarot’ received air time on a number of online and broadcast radio stations, including The Electric Radio Show, Only Rock Radio, and a live performance on Bradford Community Radio. Later in 2019 the band performed at Boomtown Fair, Chapel Allerton Arts Festival, and a number of shows in cities including Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Hull, and Sheffield. At the end of 2019, ‘Tarot’ was listed among Small Music Scene’s Top 50 Singles of the Year.
Sir Curse vocalist, Lyndsay Dale, says, “Tarot is about a witch reading tarot cards for a stranger and seeing a future she couldn’t have imagined would relate to that person. She’s so cocky about her ability to read people and then in walks a surprise and she’s delighted by it!”
“Totally barnstorming set by the extraordinary Sir Curse, Now that’s an object lesson in how to end a set! @SirCurseBand positively storming it at #360RAW tonight, courtesy of Alan Raw of BBC Introducing West Yorkshire” – Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 Music
“There are times when it’s impossible to say how fantastic a band are, this is one of those, all I can do is to tell you to see this band, see them with an open mind. See them and be swept away.” Frank Roper – Local Sound Focus
“Proper jovial bouncy energetic awesomeness. Bizarre piano shenanigans” Ben Jekyll – Dancing with the Dead
“Sir Curse is a FULL THROTTLE mix of music and visual performance! Their style, sound and music is a genuine art form.” Jack Hammer – The Electric Radio Show
“A theatrical element adds another layer to their nu-metal/alt-metal/alt-rock hybrid and, in vocalist Lyndsay, the band have themselves an interesting, theatrical focal point.” – TotalNtertainment
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