The Rakes

Indie-Rock, Post-Punk, British

The Rakes have split up on the eve of a UK tour, forcing the band to cancel all of their forthcoming live dates. The group told NME.com: "The Rakes always been adamant and proud of the fact that we give 100% to every gig we've ever played."
"If we can't give it everything then we won't do it. That was the rule we set ourselves from day one. After much deliberation we have come to the shared conclusion that we can't give it 100% any more and regret to announce that the Rakes are calling it a day." The indie-rock band formed in London in 2004 and released their debut album, Capture/Release, in 2005 to critical acclaim. The group, consisting of Alan Donohoe, Jamie Hornsmith, Lasse Petersen and Matthew Swinnerton, were known for their post-punk influenced songs such as Work, Work, Work (Pub, Club, Sleep), and Retreat, which captured the grim monotony of modern life. They released their second album, Ten Messages, in 2007, followed by a third LP, Klang, earlier this year.


Album collection

The Rakes - Capture/Release

The Rakes - Ten new Messages

The Rakes - Klang

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