Roberta Fidora from Curxes will be on home turf when her band performs at The Cellars at Eastney this Wednesday.
Roberta and Macaulay Hopwood, the pair that form blitz-pop band Curxes, chose the name after their last outfit broke up.
Macaulay says: ‘Roberta thought the previous band was cursed and so we went with that theme. The “x” is open to interpretation, but it makes us easier to find and avoids confrontation with hardcore bands who know how to spell,’ says Macaulay.
Roberta says: ‘It was also the name of one of our old songs, which is now called Spectre. Lots of things seemed to be going wrong around the time it was written and it seemed quite fitting when we started out too. It also references places in Portsmouth, which is where I’m rooted.’
The band, also lined up to perform at Victorious Festival, are picking up national attention.
‘I feel like a politician who’s done something wrong,’ says Roberta.
Tickets: £4 advance, doors open at 7.30pm.
Visit thecellars.co.uk for more information.