Published in Blog Archive, Culture Bully. Tags: Music.
Taking life by the day can be a gift or it can leave you with a strange, mixed outlook on life. Hard to say which end of the tale The Rakes fall into; with lyrics ranging from the dulls of a pursuing a never-ending social life to the prototypical punk grumblings of entry level work. Typically, music from London seems to have a damper on it, but The Rakes take the modern garage-style and saturate it with interesting hooks and rants. Forming in 2004, the band attracted notice with 2005’s 22 Grand Job single and have continued to roll as they induce similarities to bands such as the Libertines. Watch for The Rakes as they pass through the States and head for France and the U.K. this spring (link).