It’s album release day for The Courettes as their UK tour kicks off. To celebrate we have the premiere of their new video for the song R.I.N.G.O.
The new album from The Courettes is garnering rave reviews from all who listen to it, including ourselves. “A fantastic album that drips in that Gold Star sound. The Courettes have written a collection of songs that combine the band’s love of both classic garage and R&B.”
To celebrate its release and them kicking off their UK tour today, the band have released a new single declaring their adoration for the one and only Richard Starkey. The song drips in their retro soul-garage sound, one that they have soaked their new album with to wonderful effect.
“As big fans of the 60s music and counterculture, it seems we´re slowly losing our heroes. So, here’s an ode to the fab Ringo Starr, who is still around banging drums and preaching peace and love,” explains singer&guitarist Flavia. “Ringo is a big influence on Martin´s drumming and one of rock ‘n’ roll biggest icons. It’s also a homage to all the underdogs, as many would have written a song to Lennon, Harrison, or McCartney instead, but we want Starkey! Teenage heartbreak and fuzzy pop garage hit, here comes R.I.N.G.O.! A subtle detail is that the single (and album) was recorded using a 60s Trixon drum kit. A kit similar to the one Ringo used with The Beatles in the early Hamburg days,” continues Flavia. “The video is inspired by the wonderful The Ronettes, The Shangri-Las TV performances of the ’60s. Colours/black/white silhouettes with sharp graphic shapes make it the perfect visuals for this smash hit single. Ringo! We love you! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!”
The Courettes are on tour from today!
Fri 15 The Loft, Portsmouth
Sat 16 Bristol, Crofters Room 2
Sun 17 Norwich Norwich Arts Centre
Mon 18 Folkestone, The Chambers
Tues 19 London The Lexington
Wed 20 Bedford, Esquires
Thur 21 Hastings The Piper
Fri 22 Sheffield Yellow Arch Studios
Sat 23 Middlesbrough Westgarth Social Club
Sun 24 Hull Adelphi
Mon 25 Newcastle The Cluny
Tues 26 Manchester Night N Day
Wed 27 Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms Speakeasy
Thu 28 Glasgow Mono
Fri 29 Halifax, The Grayston Unity
Sat 30 Brighton The Albert
Sun 31 Cardiff The Moon
Tickets for all shows are on sale here.
Words by Nathan Whittle. Find his Louder Than War archive here.