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(pic: Ed Sirrs) Applying the dance angle and being indie are probably mutually exclusive in these days of the return to indie rock ("We never had a dance element in our music" is the new mantra) but you've got to admire Curve's bloody-mindedness. Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia have surrendered to the heady groove on their third outing, while retaining some deranged guitar-consciousness. The savagely sensual 'Clipped', the wistful and insistent 'Die Like a Dog', the accusatory 'Galaxy', and the weirder-than-thou 'Cherry' show they haven't been resting on their laurels, are still gripped by the need to explore, even if the end-result is less 'instant' than 'Frozen'.

review by Dele Fadele (nicked from 'Melody Maker', dated 11 November 1991)