The Raveonettes @ The Forum
Danish duo The Raveonettes just rolled through Melbourne with the Brian Jonestown Massacre roadshow. The wall-of-hum produced at their Forum gig paid homage to their Lee & Nancy Chain influences. They flitted between playful fuzz'n'roll and intense squalling jams. The set climaxing with Sharin Foo shredding one of the many basses she swapped between during the night.
In April a new EP appeared from band on their own Raveonettes LTD label. The five-track Into The Night set found them back in the studio with Richard Gottehrer. It's the perfect union as Gottehrer gained popularity co-writing '60s hits ('I Want Candy', 'My Boyfriend's Back'). And, he later meddled with US punk, producing Blondie's classic garage pop album Plastic Letters as well as recording with Richard Hell And The Voidoids and The Bongos. Most recently, Gottehrer produced Dum Dum Girls.
A new LA-recorded album is expected from The Raveonettes by year's end. Buy Into The Night here.
'Too Close To Heartbreak' - The Raveonettes
'I Want Candy' - The Strangeloves
'I Didn't Have The Nerve To Say No/Bermuda Triangle Blues' - Blondie