The Raveonettes are Danish duo Sune Rose Wagner (born 1973, Sønderborg, Denmark) on guitar, instruments, and vocals, and Sharin Foo (born 22 November 1973, Emmelev, Denmark).
In 2001, guitarist Manoj Ramdas and jazz drummer Jakob Hoye joined Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo to produce the Whip It EP and were immediately a success in Denmark.
The pair was head-hunted by Rolling Stone magazine editor David Fricke when the duo performed at SPOT festival, one of Denmark’s largest music festival’s which showcases new and upcoming talent from across the full spectrum of musical genres.
Following a bidding war between various record label, the band eventually signed to major label Columbia Records for a staggering $2 million, which was high for a relative unknown band (at the time).
The Raveonettes debut album Chain Gang of Love was written by Sune Rose Wagner with the exception of the single "That Great Love Sound", and paved the way to their follow-up album Pretty in Black (2005), which was described by Sune Rose Wagner as her “Ode to LA” as it was the first time she had visited the city.
The band’s third album Lust Lust Lust (2007) received good reviews and the duo continued producing music, although, by this point, Sune Rose Wagner was found to be suffering clinical depression and this was reflected in her fourth album In and Out of Control (2009) with the singles "Suicide" and "D.R.U.G.S".
After a two year absence, The Raveonettes returned with their fifth album Raven in the Grave (2011) but Sune Rose Wagner described the album as “disappointing” and went on to say that it would have worked better as a soundtrack.
The Raveonettes announced their next album would be Observator, and the duo released the first single “She Owns the Streets” on 2nd July 2012.