New messages from The Rakes

COLIN WILSON One of London's most switched-on, keyed-up young bands, The Rakes, who release their eagerly-anticipated second album, Ten New Messages, through V2 Records on Monday, bring their UK tour to Norwich UEA on Friday March 23.

COLIN WILSON

One of London's most switched-on, keyed-up young bands, The Rakes, who release their eagerly-anticipated second album, Ten New Messages, through V2 Records on Monday, bring their UK tour to Norwich UEA on Friday March 23.

The Rakes (named for their “skinny as rakes” appearance) follow on in the noble indie art rock tradition of Maximo Park and the Futreheads.

Their new album is the follow-up to the band's highly-acclaimed 2005 debut Capture/Release and was produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Editors, Kasabian) and Brendan Lynch (Primal Scream). The first single from the album, We Danced Together, was released last Monday.

The Rakes are: Alan Donohoe (vocals), Matthew Swinnerton (guitar), Jamie Hornsmith (bass) and Lasse Petersen (drums).

Main support comes from The Holloways, who finished 2006 with a bang playing to a packed Hammersmith Apollo supporting Babyshambles, while their crossover hit of last summer Generator found its way into many critics' top 20 of the year. The Holloways' single Dancefloor came out on Monday.

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Opening the evening will be Swedish revellers Love is All, whose debut LP Nine Times That Same Song was a hit with critics and fans alike.

To coincide with the tour Love Is All release a new double A-side single Nothing To Be Done/Ageing Had Never Been His Friend (released Monday March 26).

Doors 7.30pm. Tickets at £12.50 advance are available in Norwich from UEA Union, Waterfront and Soundclash.

Box office: 01603 508050 or www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk