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The Raveonettes Rock On For Christmas!
28th October 2009
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Everyones favourite doomy pop roustabouts THE RAVEONETTES have announced a string of European dates for December. And as part of that tour the daring duo, who are currently on the highways of North America, play these Christmas shows in Blighty:
DECEMBER 14TH MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
DECEMBER 15TH GLASGOW Oran Mor
DECEMBER 16TH NEWCASTLE Academy 2
DECEMBER 17TH BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
DECEMBER 18TH LONDON ISLINGTON Academy

THE RAVEONETTES terrific In And Out Of Control album has been picking up four star reviews from The Guardian, Q, Uncut, The Independent and in last weeks Sunday Times. And so it bloomin well should. Plans are afoot for a new single release and we will announce those plans when we have them. In the meantime, let us remind you of the albums greatness¨∂

A melody-dappled fierce panda one sheet The Act: THE RAVEONETTES
The Release: IN AND OUT OF CONTROL
The Formats: CD & DOWNLOAD ALBUM
The Catalogue Number: NONG 64CD
The Record Company: fierce panda
The Release Date: OCTOBER 5TH 2009
The Tracklisting:
1Bang!
2Gone Forever
3Last Dance
4Boys Who Rape (Should Be Destroyed)
5Heart Of Stone
6Oh, I Buried You Today
7Suicide
8D.R.U.G.S.
9Breaking Into Cars
10Break Up Girls!
11Wine

** THE RAVEONETTES still very much consist of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, both Danish-born and now residents in New York and Los Angeles respectively. In And Out Of Control is their fourth album. It features eleven brand new songs, lasts for 37 minutes and eleven seconds and was recorded in Denmark in a proper studio with a top producer because ā get this ā The Raveonettes wanted to make a pop record.

Last time we saw The Raveonettes they were touring the highly acclaimed Lust Lust Lust album, released late in 2007 and the titanic twosomes first independent release after parting company with Columbia. Since then Sharin has become a mother and the duo filled a hole with three download-only EP releases late last year. Plenty of time for thinking, then¨∂

?žWe spent two years coming up with the sound and songs for Lust Lust Lust which was recorded in my apartment in NYC and was the darkest record we ever made,¨ý recalls Sune. ?žWe always hated repeating ourselves so we set the bar really high for In And Out Of Control.¨ý So back to Denmark they went to spend three ?žgruelling¨ý months writing, recording and mixing the entire album with one Thomas Troelson, whose previous production credits include Junior Senior and DFA.

There is talk of exhausting 15 hour sessions in the studio with the duo trying to figure out what they wanted the album to sound like. Even when it was finished Sune was unsure exactly what it was they had made. Then again, sonic alchemists out there may care to note that as the aforementioned download-only EPs of 2008 consisted of four classic rocknroll songs, four Christmas-themed tunes and four electronic creations perhaps it is unsurprising that The Raveonettes, forever seeking new melodic horizons, should get themselves so bewilderfuddled.

Whatever the madness in their methods the end result is startlingly clear: In And Out Of Control is a wilfully perverse and heroically diverse collection of pop nuggets which delivers a slew of soon-to-be Raveonettes classics. And pop is once again the key word here, as the lush production on lead-off single Last Dance harks back to the early 80s when Trevor Horn sprinkled sugary sonic sweetness over everything he touched. It isnt alone either, as the giddy opener Bang! and the frankly terrific Breaking Into Cars take The Raveonettes penchant for three minute thrillers up to a whole new level.

True, its unlikely that many of Mr Horns pet pop projects would make lyrical reference to ?žEvery time you overdose,¨ý or ?žI rush to intensive care¨ý. Nor indeed would they have song titles like Suicide, D.R.U.G.S. and Boys Who Rape (Should Be Destroyed). But this is where we find The Raveonettes in 2009, creating ?ža strange mix of modern and old, dark and happy,¨ý according to Sune. ?žIts about rape, violence, lost love, suicide, not giving a shit about what other people think of you and most importantly being mad and angelic.¨ý

Long term Ravers can rest assured therefore that the duos creative heart remains as delightfully black as ever, as evinced by the solemn ambience of Oh, I Buried You Today and weary album closer Wine. And if anyone was thinking that The Raveonettes have abandoned their scuzzed-up crown to the new generation of Pains Of Being Crystal Girls on the retro block then the coolly berserk Break Up Girls will teach a few of those Marychaining young tykes a thing or two about a feedback blitzkrieg.

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