Album Review: The Rapture – ‘In The Grace Of Your Love’

The Rapture – ‘In The Grace Of Your Love’

“ Don’t ever look back ” Luke Jenner sings over and over on opener ‘Sail Away’ . All very well to say, but if, in 2011, you came across someone who’d never heard of The Rapture , what would you play them? New single ‘How Deep Is...

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The Rapture: Shockwaves NME Awards Show, Astoria, London; Wednesday February 28

The Rapture: Shockwaves NME Awards Show,...

Godfathers of new rave?” choked The Rapture when charged post-gig by NME with kickstarting the most controversial scene since the climax of Jerry Springer: The Opera. “We’re the Godfathers of everything!” It’s certainly looking that...

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The Rapture: Leadmill, Sheffield; Sheffield, October 14

The Rapture: Leadmill, Sheffield; Sheffield,...

Lights flash faster and faster, an electric chord follows suit; “howy’alld oinouttheretonight?!” bellows a voice. This is the frenzied end to the first song tonight from the inhibitionless, perpetually grinning, punk/funk/cock-rock explosion...

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The Rapture: Get Myself Into It

The Rapture: Get Myself Into It

More than anyone else, save perhaps friend and past collaborator James Murphy, The Rapture triggered off the post-punk revival that still – through a slew of terrible asymmetrical haircuts and barrel-scraping reissues – shows little sign of...

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Rapture  : Love Is All

Rapture : Love Is All

It’s got accordions in it, and in the pantheon of Great Rock Instruments, the accordion is ignominiously wedged between the zither and the piccolo. It’s got falsetto vocals pitched about seven octaves higher than Justin Hawkins, and we had...

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Rapture      :     Sister Saviour

Rapture : Sister Saviour

You know how it is. The endless champagne cocktails ‘round Har Mar Superstar ’s place, the late-night texts from woozy supermodels pleading for you to come over, the postal strike-inducing flood of invites to play the latest uber-hip New York...

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Rapture  : Brighton Concorde 2

Rapture : Brighton Concorde 2

What took them so long? Last summer, Rapture’s first UK shows were edgy affairs. The band, shocked by the initial attention overload, played it cool and waited for the hype to simmer down. Back then, too, it seemed as if The DFA’s disco...

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Rapture  : Manchester Night & Day Cafe

Rapture : Manchester Night & Day Cafe

Woah. Hang on. Aren't The Rapture from New York? So where are the cool haircuts, immaculate suits and studied air of disinterest? Surely this must be some sort of mistake. This band look like they've been dragged through a charity shop...

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Rapture  : London ICA

Rapture : London ICA

This far away from the glamorous gutters of The Rapture are. Artrock hearsay suggests a brittle reconfiguration of funk and post-punk, though The Cure have also been mentioned, cautiously. None of it, however, is useful preparation for these...

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The Rapture : Out Of the Races And On To The Tracks

The Rapture : Out Of the Races And On To The...

Last year, before 'The House Of Jealous Lovers' metamorphosed them into the disco Strokes , The Rapture sounded like the most angst-ridden romantics in New York. This re-released mini-album captures them at that point - pre-saxophone...

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