The return of The Raveonettes


The Raveonettes are one of those bands that I realise I am guilty of taking for granted, and yet every time I hear them, I am reminded of just how great they are. I first read about them in NME, and thought they looked so cool I knew i just had to buy their first single , even though I had not heard a note of their music. I was only, ooh, 26, so, you know, quite impressionable…

Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, the Danish duo who make up the band, are preparing to release their fourth album In & Out Of Control on Vice Records in October. This is a great slice of dark, sugar coated pop. Comparisons have been made invoking Phil Spector’s production and shoegazing – and ‘they’ (whoever ‘they’ may be) are absolutely right.

The first track which they have made available to download is entitled ‘Suicide.’ This has been doing the rounds for a little while, but I’m still making my way through mountains of music, as ever, and I’ve just played it three times in a row. The title seems to fit in with the titles on the album, the tracklisting for which is as follows:

Gone Forever
Last Dance
Boys Who Rape (Should All Be Destroyed)
Heart Of Stone
Oh, I Buried You Today
Breaking Into Cars
Break Up Girls!

Give this a listen and see what you think. And yes, I would like to know what you think, too…

The Raveonettes -‘Suicide.’ mp3

The Raveonettes on myspace

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