The Raveonettes have a new record out - Lust Lust Lust, following 2005's Pretty In Black, & the first two; 2002's Whip It On (the one recorded in b flat minor, with all songs under 3 minutes), and 2003's Chain Gang Of Love (also all under the 3 minute mark, but in the key of b flat major). Deriving their name from a combination of 60's girl group, The Ronettes, and a Buddy Holly tune, the Raveonettes are a Danish two piece made up of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo. Their sound is a mixture of vintage garage rock, blended with something you might hear in a spaghetti western; perhaps Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino-esque. Either way, here's a bit of a glimpse into their elusively mysterious world, courtesy of Sune.
1. Sune has mentioned that he hates touring- why?
The monotony of traveling every day can be quite uninspiring and bland. What are some examples of why one might despise touring so much? Read above. Does Sharin feel the same way? I'm sure everyone does every once in a while. 2. What would you say is the best thing about touring? Visiting great cities and meeting interesting people and of course make people happy with great music. Is there a city you look forward to playing in? I love so many cities berlin, london, nyc, paris, etc... 3. Since you live in different cities, where and how often do you rehearse? We usually rehearse 2-4 days before tour start. 4. I heard that in the late 90's Sune moved to NY, Las Vegas, LA, & Seattle, before moving back to Denmark... is this true? And if so, what area of Seattle was this? Where did you like best? I lived on suquamish island and in the greenwood area right down the street from mills burger. I liked nyc the best which is why I have moved back there. There's a certain electric energy for the soul you can't find anywhere else. 5. What would you say is the best way to describe your style, either musically or otherwise? Pure r 'n' r wth a twist. I think we manage to capture the cool elements of an otherwise tiresome genre and turn it into something very real and true. 6. How would you say your first band- Psyched Up Janis compares to? It doesn't except for some nostalgic moments. 7. How does the songwriting usually go.. is it one who might write lyrics and the other music for a particular track & vice versa or is it a collaborative process much, or...? I write everything. I send the songs to sharin to get her opinion. 8. What earlier jobs did you guys have? Was there a favourite (apart from the band)? I have cleaned public bathrooms, worked as a bicycle repair man and as a photographer assistant. 9. How often do you go back to ? Usually for xmas. Other than that only when we play shows. What would you say are some cool places to check out that you might recommend, or some places you guys make sure to visit when you're back? Some good restaurants for sure but the city in general is very old and pretty. 10. What are some bands you are currently listening to? The sadies. Some old favourites/favourite records? Too many to mention , dion, jody reynolds, santo and johnny, etc... Anything you're looking forward to being released? Our new album. Last cd/vinyl/digital purchased? The sadies Last movie and/or show you saw? The sadies