The Courettes are a garage duo sensation from Brazil and Denmark!
The Courettes are an explosive garage rock duo from Denmark/Brazil, highly praised by the world’s coolest music magazines. Their first single for Damaged Goods, ‘Want You! Like A Cigarette’, was released in 2020 in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic and received airplay on BBC6 Music in the UK and spins at P6Beat and P4 in Denmark. “This extraordinary 45 marries a super-charged pop top side to a charging, rampaging flip” wrote Kieron Tyler (MOJO). A brand new single, ‘Hop The Twig’, followed in Spring 2021.
Since the blasting debut album Here are the Courettes (Sounds of Subterrania, Germany, 2015), the explosive single ‘Boom! Dynamite!’ (Bachelor Records, Austria, 2016), the thrilling single ‘Hoodoo Hop’, a split with Powersolo (Sounds of Subterrania, Germany, 2017), a shaking live album Alive from Tambourine Studios (Chaputa Records, Portugal, 2017), and the brilliant second album, We Are The Courettes (Sounds of Subterrania, Germany, 2015). Here Are The Courettes and We Are The Courettes were remastered and reissued with new artwork by Damaged Goods Records in July 2021.
Back In Mono, the duo’s third album was released by Damaged Goods Records in October 2021, along with 7” single ‘R.I.N.G.O.’. The album was mixed in Japan by Wall of Sound aficionado Seike Sato and shows the band in top form, with great song writing and Spector-esque arrangements. The album also see them add broader nuances, influences and sound qualities to their garage rock recipe. The tunes are teen-trash-tragedy garage meets The Ronettes and The Ramones in Gold Star Studios’ echo chamber. Fuzz guitars, loud drums, trashy pianos, jingle bells, tambourines and three-minute dance floor garage killers where a Wall of Sound blasts the songs out of the speakers! The album has featured in several high profile albums of the year lists.
The Courettes toured the UK in October 2021 playing a staggering back-to-back 17 shows, picking up rave reviews along the way both online and in all the major UK music magazines. A further single ‘Misfits & Freaks’ was released in February 2022. The Courettes will be returning to the UK for more live dates and a Marc Riley BBC 6Music session in May/June 2022. Stay tuned for more loud as hell Scandinavian rock n’ roll!
To coincide with the band’s summer UK tour in 2022, we’ll be releasing a brand new mini album Back In Mono (B-sides & Outtakes) on 10″ vinyl and CD. This features three new smash tunes – ‘Daydream’, ‘Tough Like That’, and ‘Talking About My Baby’. Also included are three non-album B-sides, freshly spruced up with new instrumentation and exclusive to this release. Making up the eight tracks is the inclusion os a Courettes rarity, ‘So What’, which was previously only available on a split single with The Jackets released on Chaputa Records back in January.
“The real sound of now busting through my door, new songs that keep kicking the history forward. I can’t imagine my turntable without The Courettes” (David Fricke, Rolling Stone, USA. For the “We Are The Courettes” album´s liner notes)
“The dynamite just keeps on coming!” Lindsay Hutton (The Next Big Thing, UK)
“Your new favourite band once you´ve heard them!” Marc Mcstea (Louder Than War, UK)
“Unbelievably good songs, top tunes. The COURETTES get along completely without covers and have found their own distinctive sound. Charming, twisting and always danceable.” By Gereon Helmer (Ox Magazine, Germany)
“Crooked girl group love songs fed on a diet of bathtub amphetamines” Henry Hutton (Shindig!, UK)
“The real deal. The most authentic 60’s inspired garage rock since Thee Milkshakes were around”. Lee Cotterell (Vive Le Rock, UK)
“Like amped-up Kinks meets The Sonics in a dark alley” Lenny Helsing (Bananas Magazine, USA/UK)
“The Courettes full-bore attack would do any festival proud”. Kieron Tyler (Mojo, UK)
“The coolest couple of the Reeperbahn Festival” (The Music Minutes, Germany)
“‘60s-style garage band that has the look, the vintage gear, raw production, and actually play with pure fire and intensity. Most importantly, they have SONGS” (Mojo Workout)
Stay tuned for more jungle wildness & loud as hell Scandinavian rock n’ roll!