“The Stars, Like Dust” – Curxes’ new music video

Curxes (also known as Roberta Fidora) is an electronic musician from the Isle of Wight, who makes “bleak and oblique choral post-pop songs”. Featured in many publications, such as NME, MOJO and BBC Music, and having toured across the UK, she has gained an appreciable following with her eerie, somewhat sad, yet complacently content music.

As featured on the album Gilded Cage (2017), her latest music video “The Stars, Like Dust” opens with the sombrely sung lines, “Give them the gift, give them the gift, ’cause if they gave it to me I’d only waste it”. Curxes sings in a soft, half-spoken voice, as ethereal synths play over a pulsing, trippy beat, giving the song a weightless outer space feel.

With space disaster films and “unusual suburban hobbies” as its theme, the video was directed by music and portrait photographer Rob Luckins. Interspersed with animation, it follows a moon-landing fanatic and her pet chihuahua. The retro mise-en-scène and garish space paraphernalia sit neatly in its ordinary, documentary-like presentation, hinting at the work of Martin Parr.

Take a look.


Stream and download “The Stars, Like Dust” at Bandcamp.

The album Gilded Cage is also available on Bandcamp (also on limited-edition translucent orange vinyl).

You can find Curxes on:

facebook.com/CURXES
curxes.bandcamp.com
twitter.com/CURXES
soundcloud.com/curxes
curxes.com

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Pariis Opera House release music video for “Your Body, My Tune”

Pariis Opera House is an electronic band hailing from London. Their latest release, “Your Body, My Tune” is taken from the album MIRRORS (2017), which the band have described as “the soundtrack to life and love in our digital age”.

Founded in 2011, the duo have played festivals and shows across the UK, received regular play on BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 6 Music, and had their songs featured on television and in films, such as Hello, My Name is Doris.

“Your Body, My Tune” is a bright and perky pop-punk anthem, with a catchy motif and kicking beat. Perfectly accompanying it, the futuristic video – directed and animated by Thibault Zeller – is reminiscent of old 90s/00s video games. Good memories.

Check it out.

Stream and download “Your Body, My Tune” at Bandcamp.

You can find Pariis Opera House on:

facebook.com/pariisians
pariisoperahouse.bandcamp.com
twitter.com/pariisians
soundcloud.com/pariisians
pariisoperahouse.com