22 grand job-bers (in their dreams), The Rakes, have announced a short celebratory jaunt of the UK to mark the finalisation of their debut LP, which is currently untitled but we can tell you it's Paul Epworth produced.
Pre-empting the record, yet not the tour, the band will release a new single 'Retreat' in April.
Joining them on tour will be Battle, who also have a single - their debut - inked for April. 'Isabelle' will be out on Fierce Panda on April 18th.
Additional support will be announced soon.
19th - Glasgow King Tuts
20th - Nottingham The Social
21st - Manchester Night & Day (Club Fandango)
22nd - Birmingham Bar Academy
23rd - London The Garage
25th - Liverpool Zanzibar*
26th - Coventry Colosseum*
Tickets can be got at on 0871 2200 260
Lovely Rakes picture by Sonia Melot