“Tough Like That” The Courettes
The Courettes will be playing their first headline shows in North America this month. The husband and wife duo comprised of lead guitarist/singer Flavia Couri and drummer Martin Couri aka the “hardest working band in showbiz,” originally from Denmark and Brazil, have been touring nonstop throughout Europe since 2015, bringing their mixture of garage rock, 60s Girl Groups, Wall of Sound, surf music and doo wop to the delight of fans all over.
A special US/Canada-only compilation, Boom! Dynamite (An Introduction To The Fabulous Courettes), is available on limited edition orange vinyl and features material from the duo’s previously-released albums. From Here Are The Courettes, their debut album from 2015, you ́ll find ‘I’ve Been Walking’, ‘Push It Too Hard’ (a duet with Kim Kix of Powersolo), both raw and rocking, along with a 2021 re-recording of ‘The Boy I Love’, which heads deep down the ‘60s Girl Group alley. On We Are The Courettes, their second album, the duo began using overdubs in the studio. You can hear Flavia singing harmonies and playing piano and organ on the swinging tracks ‘Time is Ticking’ and ‘Strawberry Boy’. The album also contained the garage nerve of ‘Hoodoo Hop’ and ‘Voodoo Doll’, featuring legendary Brazilian Horror icon Coffin Joe on spells.
Their Back in Mono album features highlights ‘Hop The Twig’, ‘Want You! Like a Cigarette’, ‘Night Time (The Boy of Mine)’, ‘R.I.N.G.O’ and ‘Misfits & Freaks’. ‘Only Happy When You’re Gone’ is a hidden gem from Back in Mono (B-Sides & Outtakes), and the fantastic single ‘Christmas (I Can Hardly Wait)’ is included for the first time on vinyl.
The Courettes 2023 Tour Dates
September 26 – Lager House – Detroit, MI *
September 27 – Liar´s Club – Chicago, IL *
September 28 – Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN *
September 29 – Portal – Louisville, KY *
September 30 Gonerfest – Memphis, TN
October 2 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA *
October 3 – The Runaway – Washington, DC *
October 4 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD *
October 5 – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY *
Octboer 6 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT *
October 7 – Askew – Providence, RI *
Order tickets for the Courettes HERE
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