Friday 17 December 2010

2010's Top 10 Albums: #5 - Curators

Kicking off the top 5 is an album I've been meaning to review now for well over a month... with no success whatsoever!   In my opinion, this band are one of the revelations of the year.  They are no strangers to the Kowalskiy blog, having already bared all for one of my idiosyncratic K&A sessions earlier this year, and they were brave enough to be guinea-pigs on the first ever Free Monthly 5-track Kowalskiy EP.  They are of course, Edinburgh rockers, and the best new Scottish band to emerge this year, Curators.

Ever since becoming hooked on those early demos of State of Grace and Turn The Lights Down, I've been anxiously awaiting the release of their debut album Is This A Private Fight?   To say it's been well worth the wait is a massive understatement!  I absolutely love this album.   From start to finish, it's packed full of pulsating riffs and non-stop, balls-to-the-wall rock anthems.  In fact, it's only towards the end of the album that the band hit The Brakes so to speak, and slow things down a bit to give us a breather.  If there is any justice in the world, 2011 will be an amazing year for Curators.  And here's two reasons why (though to be fair, I could have chosen any two tracks from the album)...

If you missed their acoustic session for Fresh Air radio earlier in the week then you can download the session from here!  Also on that show were Jump: Press A, who with Scrap Brain, will be joining Curators in playing a gig at Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh tonight.  Tickets are £5 on the door.  If you can't make it, then head over here, download Is This A Private Fight? and keep your eyes peeled for more in 2011.

UPDATE!  Is This A Private Fight? is now up on Curators' bandcamp to stream with a free download of State Of Grace.

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