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The Rakes: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Sophie Heawood, The Guardian, 17 May 2006

IN THE CURRENT SURFEIT of guitar bands named after collective nouns, a group needs something singular if they are not to fall prey to NME readers' compassion fatigue. The Rakes have that special something, but it's in their people, not the music.

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