Fun and spritely, The Curious Incident are an exciting new indie band who celebrated the release of their EP ‘Penny Lonesome’ earlier this year. Here’s their latest video for your viewing pleasure, and a chat with the band.
- Where and when did you first discover your interest in music?
Diaz and Cavey used to be fan boys sneaking into over 18 concerts to watch bands. Cavey’s need to get into these clubs made him have to ‘make friends’ with the older girls so that he’d be more likely to be let in. It worked! Mirko has been playing music since he was very young and is a classically trained guitarist.
- What are your main ambitions in the industry?
Gotta pay that mortgage man! Well, when we can actually afford a mortgage. We want to do what we love until we are too old to do it anymore. Hopefully we’ll still be playing music and shows when we’ve got a foot in the grave.
- When did you start writing your own songs/music?
Cavey started singing and writing at 21 – a late-ish bloomer and much later than many of his contemporaries. It’s never too late to start though!
- What would you say is your music career highlight to date?
We supported The Zombies. Wow those guys take our breath away. There are also a couple of places that we travel to where we don’t lose money anymore so that’s a big plus!
- Who will we hear in your songs? What are your influences?
You’d hear some Caribbean influences not un-similar to The Police or UB40 but with a modern bit of spice. We are unashamedly pop rock so you’ll hear that in there too. We’ve got South African roots and those rhythms work themselves into our tracks because they are infectious.
- What’s the most important thing you’d want to tell people about your current release?
Check it out! It’s fun and it’s our first offering to the world and we hope you dig it! Our “Penny Lonesome” EP is out on iTunes now and some of the tracks can be heard for free on Soundcloud.
- Who else can you recommend from your genre or local area for people to have a listen to?
Definitely Youth Club from Southend and a band called BlackWaters as well. Fickle Friends are a great band too.
- Any gigs coming up?
11/07 The Willow Festival, Peterborough
18/07 Mint Street Festival, London
- Where can we find/follow you online?
All the usual suspects including: