Curlys Jewels are an original hard rock band from Wellington, New Zealand. They formed in 2011 and have continually evolved into one of New Zealand's most promising underground bands.
They have been promoting their brand new single, Absentee (reaching #16 on The Official NZ Top 40 NZ Hot Singles Chart in April 2019). The track was recorded at Roundhead Studios in Auckland with the legendary producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Bullet for my Valentine), and mixed by the 2017 NZ Music Awards winning producer Clint Murphy (Devilskin). The powerful track captures the bands tight grooves, solid riffs and soaring vocals.
Over the past 18 months Curlys Jewels have played a number of performances across the country including a summer tour, and slots supporting top rock acts such as Head Like A Hole (NZ), Devilskin (NZ), Sumo Cyco (Can), Skinny Hobos (NZ), 4 sold out shows with The Feelers (NZ) on their 25 th Anniversary tour and the end of year highlight supporting international rock giants Living Colour (USA) as part of their Vivid Anniversary tour.
Their EP The Skin We Shed, which peaked at #11 on the Official NZ Top 40 NZ Album chart, with the two singles Terror in Disguise and Bastard Fate both receiving radio play on various stations across NZ. The band successfully completed a North Island headline tour and a performance at the NZ Tattoo and Art Festival 2017 on the bill with amazing acts including Alien Weaponry (NZ), Tiki Tane (NZ) , and Head Like a Hole (NZ).
“…hard hitting, modern rock, deserving of a crowded main stage, and not just a back street bar...” –muzic.net.nz.
“None of these songs would sound out of place on radio and there is just the right mix of heaviness balanced out with some great singing.” Music.net.nz
“…Janelle has an incredibly powerful voice which doesn’t falter – whether she is belting it out in their heavier numbers or soaring through the slower songs. On top of that, she absolutely owns the stage…” cerebral.nz
Janelle - Vocals & Guitar
Aaron - Guitar
Corey - Drums
Andy - Bass
Photographer: Bradley Garner