The Raveonettes

Vega, 2011

Hometown shows are always something special, particularly for bands who have been touring all over the world. It is quite a rare occasion for us to meet Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo where it all started for them, in Copenhagen, right before their final show of the tour and the year. They are concentrating and preparing their set when we arrive at the Vega venue in the afternoon. Time is limited and outdoor temperatures are as you would imagine them on a December day in Denmark, so we stay inside and choose to do the session in the beautiful entrance hall of the building with its original 1950s decor. Sune and Sharin sit down on one of the sofas and present a stripped-down version of „Railroad Tracks“, a rare song from the 2005-EP “A Touch Of Black” that is also featured on their newly released “Rarities / B-Sides” album. It doesn’t need more than their two voices and one acoustic guitar to let us immerse into the darker, more melancholic side of The Raveonettes’ musical spectrum.

Michael Luger
Sound Recording
Bence Kováts
Post production
Michael Luger
Johanne Fick
The Raveonettes


If you find yourself in Copenhagen and like to go to shows there is no way past Vega. The 1996-opened venue in the Vesterbro neighbourhood hosts national and international acts from all kinds of musical genres on one of its many stages. The 1500-capacity “great hall” (Store Vega) is the place for well-known names and has seen Prince, Björk and David Bowie perform, while smaller and upcoming acts play in front of max. 500 people at Lille Vega. Additionally there are rooms and bars for club nights, more concerts, parties and other events. All this is housed in a beautiful modernist building from 1956, originally named “The People’s House” and designed by architect Vilhelm Lauritzen for the Danish worker’s union. The dark wood panels, mahogany floors and original details from the 1950s have been preserved despite the building being unused and deteriorating for many years before it was renovated and turned into a music venue. Visitors on a budget who still want to check out the atmosphere at Vega can always look for (usually free) events at Ideal Bar on the ground floor.