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THE COURETTES The explosive Wall of Sound-group have conquered audiences all over the world.

“Your new favourite band once you´ve heard them!” (Louder Than War, UK) The Courettes. “A force to be reckoned with. Matching the garage rock ferocity of The Sonics to prime early 60s girl group, the band’s output is utterly feral in the most addictive possible way. Reminiscent of The Ronettes given a Ramones style overhaul, their evil charms arrive covered in blood-soaked glamour. Twanging guitar and raucous percussion, a wild head-long charge into the unknown.” (The Clash Magazine, UK)

The Courettes is an explosive rock duo from Denmark and Brazil who found the perfect blend between garage rock, 60s Girl Group, Wall of Sound, r&b, surf music and doo wop. Like The Ronettes meet The Ramones at a wild party at Gold Star Studios echo chamber. Praised by the biggest music magazines around the world, in 2020 the band signed with legendary British label Damaged Goods, putting them on the same roster as top international rock icons like Buzzcocks, Manic Street Preaches, Atari Teenage Riot, New Bomb Turks, Amyl and the Sniffers, Billy Childish, Captain Sensible and many others. Their third album, “Back in Mono” was released in the Fall 2021 and is a truly milestone in the career. The album brings the band in top form, showing great songwriting skills and with broader nuances, influences and sound qualities to their garage rock recipe. Singles, “Want You! Like a Cigarette”, “Hop The Twig” and “R.I.N.G.O.” all got airplay at BBC 6 Radio in England and radio stations in Europe and the USA. “Back in Mono” got top reviews in the main music magazines like Mojo, Classic Rock and Shindig and was featured in countless Best Albums of 2021 lists.

The band continued their non-stop agenda, with 125 concerts in 2023 all over Europe, USA and the UK, with sold out shows in London and Glasgow and a mainstream festival performance at End of The Road Festival (UK). A compilation aiming the American and Japanese market “Boom! Dynamite, an introduction to The Fabulous Courettes” was released in May on Damaged Goods Records and Japanese label CAVA Records.

2024 started with the release of their new single “Shake!”, Killer fuzz riffs, motown beats, hints of soul and bits of young Tina Turner’s vibes are all in there, an appetiser showcasing a bit of the recipe of The Courettes’ new album “The Soul of the Fabulous The Courettes” due to be out in September on Damaged Goods Records. “Shake!” already got brilliant reviews in the main UK and Europe media and airplay at BBC6 Radio: “Ultra-catchy, a wicked slice of garage soul!” (Clash Magazine, UK) “One of their catchiest pieces yet. Sassy, groovy, toe-tapping, tambourine-shaking party track”. (Classic Rock, UK - Tracks of the Week)

With more than 136 concerts booked already in 2024, in Europe, UK and USA, the year started with a blast of a successful tour in France with 4 out of 5 sold out shows at Le Nuits de l´Alligator Festival. One of the most hard-working bands on the European rock’n’roll scene, The Courettes has the reputation of delivering full-speed energetic performances (“The Courettes full-bore attack would do any festival proud” Kieron Tyler, MOJO, UK) and has played in 20 countries around Europe, Brazil, USA and Japan. Flavia Couri (Vox, Guitar) and Martin Couri (Drums, Vox) have played at festivals like Eurosonic (Holland), Sjock Festival (Belgium), Kliko Festival (Holland), Reeperbahn and Garageville (Germany), SXSW and Goner Festival (USA), Azkena Rock Festival (Spain), Roots & Roses (Belgium), Bukta (Norway), Cosmic Trip (France), End of The Road and Red Rooster (UK), Gutter Island, SPOT, Distortion and Copenhagen Psych Fest (Denmark) and also toured in Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Brazil and Japan and shared the stage with artists like The Sonics, The Pretty Things, Holly Golightly, The Bellrays, Jon Spencer, B52´s, Stray Cats, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Gang of Four, Weezer, Franz Ferdinand, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and Wilco, among others.

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