“Heartbreak Stroll/The Christmas Song” is the new double A-side single from The Raveonettes (only released in UK and USA). In Denmark Crunchy Frog release it in an EP-format with 2 great bonus tracks from the “Whip It On” sessions. The album is available now in the shops and on http://www.vibrashop.com
“The Christmas Song” has already enjoyed a lot of succes: Denmark’s biggest music radiostation “P3” chose the song as Single of The Week and since its release it has remained on the top 5 airplay chart. Furthermore the leading British musicmagazine NME has proclaimed this irresistable song to be the greatest ode to Xmas since Phil Spectors legendary album “A Christmas Gift For you From Phil Spector” from 1963.
Recently The Ravonettes were in Denmark to perform on the Danish National Radio Award show “P3 Gold”, which took place in Copenhagen the 4th of December. Here The Raveonettes played 3 songs live at the show which was aired both on radio and television. Shortly after their set they received the award for Artist of the Year. In his improvised speech Sune thanked Crunhcy Frog and complained that he couldn´t smoke and drink in the concert hall. Then it was off to the bars to celebrate all night before going on a 6 am flight to Cleveland, Ohio to play at the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame at a Buddy Holly tribute show.
Soon The Raveonettes will finish their US tour and after that Sune and Sharin will take a short and well deserved Christmas Holiday break after one glorious year, where they have
played more than 200 concerts, been in nearly all major music magazines, appeared in countless numbers of radio/tv programmes (including David Letterman) – as well as having received brilliant reviews for their album “Chain Gang of Love”.
The hard work is now being rewarded: The Ravesters have been nominated in the “Band of The Year” category at the Danish Music Critic Award “The Steppenwolf”, which takes place on the 30th of January 2004. Sharin is number 20 on NME´s list of the hottest artists in 2003 along with other prominent artists such as Outkast and Justin Timberlake. “Chain Gang of Love” is on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list over the top 50 albums of the year. And the music critic, Robert Hilburn, from L.A. Times has tipped The Raveonettes to be potential favourites at next year’s American Grammy Awards. He´s usually right in his predictions, so we cross our fingers and wait in excitement!
Next year the tour continues, the new video to the single “Heartbreak Stroll” will be premiered, the Danish musicprogram “Rundfunk” on TV2 will air a special feature about The Raveonettes the 2nd of january, and the 8th of february the band will co-headline an NME Award Show along with Har Mar Superstar in London. Stay tuned for more news in the new year!