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London dudes The Rakes perform at the club "B2"

April 21 2008

The London quartet The Rakes - one of the brightest and most fashionable bands on the British rock scene. The band formed in 2004 and is originally from London punk underground, which gave birth to Libertines and The Others. However, the roots of music Rakes go a little deeper - the impact on them and had a fantastically popular among the current generation of British post-punk rockers, and shestidesyatnichesky retro-rock - they are constantly compared to Bloc Party, Futureheads and Maximo Park. Effect of post-punk and new wave has affected not only the music but also on texts - songs about everyday life, office entourage in music videos and titles such as «Work Work Work (Pub Club Sleep)» - this is definitely something that was from the era Margaret Thatcher.

Promising quartet hit the clip record company V2 - then still a mighty indie label, and now - a division Universal. Their debut album «Capture / Release», released in 2005, has collected a lot of rave reviews and magazine NME even put the album "nine" and put it on the 13th place in the final list of the best releases of the year. Boys first toured as a "support band" before Franz Ferdinand, and later made its own and the raid on the country, speaking with Klaxons, Duels and White Rose Movement. In the summer of 2006, Rakes played on the arena NME / Radio One at the Festival Carling Weekend.
In 2007 the British released their second Long Play, called «Ten New Messages». To create this record group, according to lead singer Alan Donohoe, inspired by "Choral music, TV series" 24 ", the theme from James Bond movies, so the time of World War I and group Sugababes». Record producer was Jim Abyss, who previously worked with Arctic Monkeys, Editors and Kasabian. This CD, as well as the first, received excellent press - this time particularly generous in his praise were Q, Drowned In Sound and the newspaper Guardian, celebrated the undoubted progress the young team. Shortly after the album, the band went into the biggest of his career tour of England ended a triumphant "soldautom in Brixton Academy.

Now the Moscow audience to personally assess the British nuggets on April 26 at the club "B2".


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