Garage duo THE COURETTES are back with a brand new single and video.
Mixing Duane Eddy Twang and 60s girl-group vocals, 'Hop The Twig' is the Danish/Brazilian duo's second single for Damaged Goods Records, following on from last year's 'Want You! Like A Cigarette', which sold out of its initial pressing in just two weeks. 'Hop The Twig' is out on 7" and download on Friday 30 April.
“We're all feeling like we're walking on the thin ice these days, so when I by chance found the expression ‘hop the twig’ we were amazed not only about how good it sounded, but also about its meaning,” explains guitarist and singer Flavia Couri about the song. “It is an old slang for dying, so we found it a very appropriate title for a song as too many people had ‘hopped the twig’ this last year. We're big fans of Duane Eddy and all the early surf music, and this riff kept coming in my head, so I started to play around it on the guitar. And then it hit me: it's Hop The Twig! Though ‘Hop The Twig’ is always hiding behind your back, and it's a pretty dark theme, the song is more of a statement celebrating that we are still here - at least by now. So, cheers to that! And look out!!!”
Work has recently been completed on the duo's third album Back In Mono which is set for release through Damaged Goods this Autumn.
In the meantime, the label will be reissuing their first two albums - Here Are The Courettes and We Are The Courettes - on remastered limited edition coloured vinyl and 2-on-1 CD on 16 July.
Buy 'Hop The Twig' on 7" orange vinyl here.