“The real deal. The most authentic 60’s inspired garage rock since Thee Milkshakes were around”.
Lee Cotterell (Vive Le Rock, UK)
The Courettes is an explosive Danish and Brazilian rock band who is praised by the coolest music magazines around the world!
In 2020 the band signed with legendary British label Damaged Goods Records, 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 first single by Damaged Goods “Want You! Like A Cigarette” was released in 2020 in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic and got airplay at BBC 6 Radio in England and spins at P6Beat and P4 in Denmark, and the first pressing of the 7” vinyl was sold out in two weeks.
“ This extraordinary 45 marries a super- charged pop top side to a charging, rampaging flip" wrote Kieron Tyler (Mojo, UK)"
“The world’s greatest two person rock n’ roll ensemble just gets better and better” Lindsay Hutton (The Next Big Thing, UK)
In 2021, a brand new single, “Hop The Twig”, an exciting blend of garage, surf, 60s girlie pop and riot grrrl attitude, was released in the Spring and again got fantastic reviews:
“The Courettes are 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, 'Hop The Twig' is a gonzo take on surf music, a wild head-long charge into the unknown.” The Clash Magazine, UK
"Mixing Duane Eddy Twang and 60s girl-group vocals. Give it some stick with The Courettes!" Vive Le Rock, UK
“Soundtrack all of life’s most buoyant moments — the kind of tune that plays in the background after walking away with victory in pocket. “Hop The Twig” is a skeletal 3D dance of ’60s surf-rock, a three-minute pill of a track that bears itself to repeated listens and should deliver a rising tide that lifts The Courettes’ up to global audiences. Fire “Hop The Twig” and tell your friends about your new favorite band, The motherfucking Courettes” Vanyaland Music, UK
“It seems like they are only getting better. Their new single Hop The Twig is perhaps their biggest hit to date, a great blend of danceable girl group garage and echoing surf rock with lyrics to sing along".
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“In the world of sixties garage rock, the Courettes are becoming increasingly important (...) “Hop The Twig” is a supercharged Link Wray mixed with early Fuzztones (...) The freshness of the duo is impressive. The riffs are unstoppable and you immediately feel an alchemy when Flavia and Martin play together.” La Grosse Radio, France
“Back In Mono” , the duo ́s third album is being mixed now in Japan by Wall of Sound afficionado Seike Sato and brings the band in top form, showing great songwriting skills, Spectoresque arrangements and 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 will be released in the Fall 2021 by Damaged Goods Records, and the band has high hopes for being able to be back on the road for promoting it. As everybody else, The Courettes can ́t wait for having sweaty rock’n’roll shows again!
One of the most hard working bands on the European rock 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 15 countries around Europe and Brazil. In 2020, despite the pandemic, the band kept the wheels turning and impressively made 25 concerts in Denmark, Germany, France and Norway, showing their never ending lust, dedication and seriousness towards their career. Flavia Couri (Vox, Guitar) and Martin Couri (Drums, Vox) have played at festivals like Eurosonic (Holland), Reeperbahn and Garageville (Germany), Azkena Rock Festival (Spain), Roots & Roses (Belgium), Bukta (Norway), Cosmic Trip (France), Franklin Fest (UK), Gutter Island, SPOT, Distortion and Copenhagen Psych Fest (Denmark) and also toured in Sweden, Finland, Austria, Italy, Portugal and Brazil 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 and more.
“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)
"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)
“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!