Clocking in at just over 90 seconds, The Rakes' debut packs the sort of punch a first single should always contain. It doesn’t cut corners and it stamps its authority throughout every lyrical yelp and every buzzing guitar lick.
The lyrics contain some of the most quotable lines this side of The Streets – "What am I supposed to do / He’s earning twenty-eight and I'm on twenty-two, it's alright, it's alright..." - and they’re delivered with an abandoned slurring that sounds capable of collapsing at anytime. Unfortunately this maybe where some people turn away, but when you listen to the words you couldn’t imagine it done in any other way. Joy Division on uppers? You better believe it.
'22 Grand Job' introduces us to a band whose sound is vicious, relentless, spiky, clever and for the moment most definitely theirs.
Available on 7" strictly ltd. to 500 copies, so you better get in there quickly!
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