3rd July 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

A rock’n’roll sensation from the word go, Danish-Brazilian The Courettes are back with their fourth and best album to date – ‘The Soul Of The Fabulous Courettes’. And this time, they’re bigger, wider and deeper than ever before as they add more to the blistering ramalama that’s seen them cause pandemonium across the venues, festivals and airwaves of the UK, Europe, USA and Japan. Hitting the sweet spot that straddles garage rock, girl groups, doo-wop harmonies, heartache and all points in between, here The Courettes build on the momentum of predecessor ‘Back In Mono’ with a collection of songs that opens up their sonic scope while confronting dark, emotional matter to reveal ‘The Soul Of The Fabulous Courettes’, due September 27th via Damaged Goods Records.

Following the release of their maximum hip-trembling ‘Shake!’ single earlier this year, The Courettes return with another brand-new single prior to the album’s release. Containing two new tracks on red-colored vinyl, both songs ‘California’ and ‘Run Run Runaway’ feature on the album in slightly different forms and both include guest vocals from La La Brooks, legendary vocalist from New York girl group The Crystals.

‘California’ is a song we wrote on our first tour in California last year,” explains guitarist and singer Flavia Couri. “We wanted to bring all the sunshine and some psychedelic vibes from The Byrds, the Laurel Canyon, and tons of 12-string guitars to our songwriting. But somehow the lyrics kept some black clouds. It talks about traveling and leaving your loved ones behind. Any musician on the road can relate to this. Although you can have a great time worldwide, you’re always missing someone. Home is really where your love is.

“We are very proud of this track, and on top of it we have a guest vocalist,” continues Flavia. “The legendary singer La La Brooks – yes, from The Crystals, the lead voice on the classic ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’, one of our favourite Phil Spector produced songs of all time. To have La La singing with us is an absolute delight and honour. It’s so surreal that we haven’t even realised it has really happened! For the mixing our producer Søren Christensen has teamed up with the fantastic Darian Sahanaja (who produced and mixed no less than Brian Wilson’s SMiLE album) to enlighten even more the Californian good vibrations. So, open up your windows, let the sunshine in and play this one to the max!”

‘The Soul Of The Fabulous Courettes’ is released September 27th via Damaged Goods Records and the duo are set to bring joy and rock n ’roll celebration to stages across the UK in September and October. Miss them at your peril.

Catch The Courettes live on tour in the UK Sep/Oct at the following dates:

25.09 The Adelphi – Hull

26.09 The Night Owl – Birmingham

27.09 NE Volume Music Bar – Stockton

28.09 Acapela Studio – Cardiff

29.09 St Marys A Creative Space – Chester

30.09 The Cluny – Newcastle

01.10 The Caves – Edinburgh

02.10 Room 2 – Glasgow

03.10 Night & Day – Manchester

04.10 The Dome – London

05.10 Norwich Arts Centre – Norwich

06.10 Wedgewood Rooms – Portsmouth


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