THE COURETTES – “Want You! Like A Cigarette” / “Night Time (The Boy Of Mine)” (Damaged Goods Records 530) July 2020
The Courettes “Want You! Like A Cigarette” – they are a new band on the scene, a duo with Brazil / Denmark connections, who’ve released a handful of records and are regarded as one of the most exciting outfits creating thee garage trash sonics for years.
Their sound is fresh, stirring, thrilling and laden with punk rock attitude, harking back to the early ’60s Beat era for energy and skillful MONOphonic production values.
“Want You! Like A Cigarette” is a beautifully created, commercially enriching fuzz cruncher. The band utilise vintage instruments, Trixon drums, Vox, Selmer, tambourines, hand-claps, there’s even a mellotron in the mix.
It’s one of those perfect 45s that comes around every so often. BUY it! Their two-pronged live shows of caveman drums and fuzz guitar attack are also a righteous unholy racket.