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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | SELF

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative


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"Q&A with Curie"

Curie is a local rock band comprised of four talented women who combine their musical gifts to produce a unique sound. Three of the members are Tulane students: Rachel Clark ‘12 on lead guitar and vocals, Jordan Andrea '12 on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Amanda Foy '13 on drums. The fourth member is a local science teacher, Clare Davis-Wheeler, on bass and vocals. Part of Curie's distinct style stems partly from its frequent and impressive vocal harmonies, which give its music a transcendent quality. Curie has played in several local venues during the last year, including the Anne Rice Vampire Ball at Republic. The band has begun re- cording its first album and hopes to release it soon.

Karla Thurber: How was Curie formed? Curie: Before summer break one year, a couple of us went to a show together, and afterwards, we talked about how great it would be to start our own band. We called a friend of ours, who was also a musician, and told her we were starting a band. It wasn't a question; we were starting a band. We approached our fourth member and played her a few songs, and even though it seemed as if she thought we were crazy, she wanted to join the band.

KT: Why did you choose the name "Curie?" C: We wanted something that referenced New Orleans and represented strong women. We all agreed to Curie, named after Marie Curie. She was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes, she had many interesting love affairs, and she died because of her work. We thought of the name because it suggests female power but also has a whimsical, Victorian aesthetic to it.

KT: Do you have any recurring themes throughout your music?

C: Our music can be de- scribed as confessional poetry. Themes that often appear in our music involve the ten- sion between intimacy and freedom; love and loss and gain and how that all makes you evolve; and the depth of emotional and human experience from personal stories of love and frustration, all connected to wider social themes. Our music results from feelings that can't go without being translated into some form that reaches other people.

KT: Do you have a target audience? C: We don't seek out a particular type of audience, and we feel like we can hold our own in variety of atmospheres. We play for people who want to listen.

- Karla Thurber - The Tulane Hullabaloo


Still working on that hot first release.



Curie is a New Orleans-based rock band comprised of four talented women that use their musical gifts to create a totally unique sound. Part of Curie's distinct style stems from the intricate and impressive harmonies that are provided by the band's three classically trained vocalists. The transcendent quality from these vocals is complemented by driving drum and bass lines, adding a hard-rock/punk feel. Memorable guitar riffs bring in blues, folk, and psychedelic elements and create an overall sound that is at once transcendent and visceral, rapturous and rambunctious, original and timeless.