The Rakes... in the city... it's alright

COLIN WILSON London punk-indie quartet The Rakes bring their biggest tour to date to the UEA, Norwich on Monday. The last 12 months have been a blur of incendiary live shows, excited appraisals and, most importantly of all, a collection of truly classic singles including 22 Grand Job.

COLIN WILSON

London punk-indie quartet The Rakes bring their biggest tour to date to the UEA, Norwich on Monday.

The last 12 months have been a blur of incendiary live shows, excited appraisals and, most importantly of all, a collection of truly classic singles including 22 Grand Job, Strasbourg and Retreat.

The band, dubbed by the NME as “the post-punk Monkees”, released their debut album in late 2005 to rave reviews.

Main support comes from London-via-Norfolk-commune quintet White Rose Movement. Having already built a firm live following after stints supporting Bloc Party and The Kills, the band will be winning legions of new fans on the tour as they build up to the release of their new single Girls In The Back on February 20 and debut album Kick on March 13.

In 2005 White Rose Movement released two outstanding singles in Love Is A Number and Alsatian.

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Also on the bill are Nude Records signings The Duels who have picked up a number of glowing reviews following the release their debut single, Potential Futures and follow-up single Pressure On You.

Opening the evening will be the Switches.

Tickets at £9 in advance are available in Norwich from UEA Union, Waterfront, Soundclash and HMV. Credit card bookings call 01603 508050 or go to www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

Four bands mean an early start - doors open 7pm.

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