Matthew Swinnerton - Guitar/Backing Vocals
Jamie Hornsmith - Bass
Lasse Petersen - Drums
(nicked from clubfandango.co.uk)
The Rakes are a spindly-framed quartet from East London with a set of songs that have drawn rave comparisons to the likes of PIL, Wire and Joy Division. No longer dressed in blood stained uniforms, The Rakes are still unashamedly political and their live experience is, by turns, chaotic, funny, charming, silly, serious, beautiful, moving, aggressive, effeminate, sublime and ridiculous.