Facts about this album: * The Rakes are Alan Donohoe, Jamie Hornsmith, Lasse Petersen and Matthew Swinnerton. * Alan Donohoe explained The Rakes’ decision album to record third album ‘Klang’…

The Rakes @ Kings College.
6th February 2007
James Quinton / NME

Is an ‘intimate’ gig so-called because everyone here is squeezed in so tight that they’re inadvertently touching at least four strangers’ bits at any given time? On tonight’s evidence, we…

‘Capture/Release’ had a way of charming you, didn’t it? The way it rolled into the pub in crisp Fred Perry, all chatter about 22-grand jobs, so quick to get the…

The Rakes @ Kings College.
6th February 2007
James Quinton / NME

Holding off speculation that their second album is a bit of a ‘Sam’s Town’, The Rakes’ new single drags us on to the sticky dancefloor for one last can-can in…

The Rakes @ Kings College.
6th February 2007
James Quinton / NME

It’s the hungriest rodent that’s the most industrious. Lab experiments on squirrels have proved that, if you starve one for two days it will perform a series of intricate puzzle-solving…