Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Rakes drop a Klanger


WHERE The Rakes used to be drunken, raucous, randy, cheeky, laddy fun-boys, they now seem to be a little hungover - coming across now as grumpy alternative version of The Feeling.
In fact discontentment has been something of a watchword of the Londoners of late - with them splitting up and "doing their own thing" in the interim since Ten New Messages, and then abandoning their hometown for Berlin to record their latest LP, Klang.
But for all this restlessness, the formula hasn't really changed - the tunes are still clinical driving angular indie jerkers, overlaid with the same living-for-the-weekend observations.
True, they still know how to pen a blistering indie track - for example the superb That's The Reason.
However the twinkle in their eye they once had whilst doing it seems to have gone.

1 comment:

  1. A "grumpy alternative version of The Feeling." Miaow!

    Quite brilliant!


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