The Rakes are an English indie rock band from London.
The Rakes formed in 2004, taking their name from the fact that they are "skinny as rakes". Since coming to fame in 2005, they have been associated with the British post-punk/art-rock scene, a genre shared by bands such as Bloc Party, Maxïmo Park, and The Futureheads. However, it could be argued that the Rakes originate from the east London/Whitechapel punk scene - along with The Others, The Libertines.
The Rakes write songs about working life, mundane routines, and escapism as shown on their acclaimed debut album Capture/Release that spawned the singles "22 Grand Job," "Work, Work, Work (Pub, Club, Sleep)," and "Retreat." Several of their singles have appeared in the UK top 40 list and their album Capture/Release reached #32 in the UK Album chart. Their take on working life has led some observers to describe them as the world's first post-David Brent band. The "22 Grand Job" video shows them playing in an office environment -...
Created by dipity on Jan 31, 2008
Last updated: 01/31/08 at 12:23 PM
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Track listing: All Too Human22 Grand Job (Lethal Bizzle mix)
Track listing: RetreatDark CloudsStrasbourg (Live at Rough Trade)22 Grand JobSomething Clicked and I Fell Off the EdgeRetreat (Phones Repeat mix)
Track listing: Strasbourg22 Grand JobWe Are All AnimalsTerror!T BoneBinary LoveViolentWork, Work, Work (Pub, Club, Sleep)RetreatOpen BookThe Guilt
Track listing: Work, Work, Work (Pub, Club, Sleep) (edit)Wish You Were Here
Track listing: RetreatDark CloudsStrasbourg (live at Rough Trade)
Track listing: StrasbourgJust Got PaidAusland Mission (demo)
Track listing: 22 Grand JobSomething Clicked and I Fell Off the Edge