The Rakes Announce New Album and UK Tour for March 2007

The Rakes plan to release their 2nd album Ten New Messages through V2 Records in March 2007. They also announce their biggest ever UK tour.   The album produced by Jim Abiss (Arctic Monkeys, Editors, Kasabian) and Brendan Lynch (Primal Scream) was recorded in Mayfair Studios, The Chapel, and West Point in London in the autumn of 2006 and is the follow up to the bands debut Capture/Release August 2005.  

On speaking about the album Alan Donohoe, singer of The Rakes said, The album was inspired by a combination of choral music, the television show 24, Bond theme tunes, World War 1 poets and the Sugababes.

The Rakes tour the UK in March 2007. Dates are as follows.

Mon 19th Nottingham Rock City
Tues 20th Dublin Vicar Street
Wed 21st Glasgow Barrowlands
Thur 22nd Sheffield Octagon
Fri 23rd  Norwich UEA
Sun 25th Manchester Ritz
Mon 26th Newcastle Academy
Wed 28th Birmingham Academy
Thur 29th Bristol Academy
Fri 30th Southampton Guidhall
Sat 31st London  Brixton Academy

Tickets are priced at £12.50 and £14.50 for London.

The Rakes are: Alan Donohoe – Vocals, Matthew Swinnerton – Guitar, Jamie Hornsmith – Bass, Lasse Petersen – Drums

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