are a Danish rock
duo consisting of Sune Rose Wagner (on guitar
) and Sharin Foo (on bass
). Their music is characterized by close two-part vocal harmonies inspired by The Everly Brothers
coupled with hard-edged electric guitar overlaid with liberal doses of noise. Their songs juxtapose the structural and chordal simplicity of 50s and 60s rock with intense electric instrumentation, driving beats and often dark lyrical content, similar to another of the band's influences, The Velvet Underground
. "We are not scared of being blunt about what the references are in our music," said Sharin Foo. "For instance, if you look at our name, The Raveonettes, it's a complete direct reference to The Ronettes
and Buddy Holly
's "Rave On!
" So, in that sense, we're pretty clear about it." Sune has said in an interview: "I see us as an extremely good rock 'n' roll band."