The Rakehells
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The Rakehells

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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Claret Ego (EP)
Please Yourself or the Devil in the Fresh



After five years spent scuzzing up New York’s increasingly fey club circuit, the Rakehells finally hit the recording studio. The result is a 15-track album that harnesses the band’s influences the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Ramones, the Stooges, and the Rolling Stones, as well as more contemporary bands like Guns N’ Roses and Metallica.

Check it out: It’s got more rock than a Japanese garden.

The Rakehells are James Roe (vocals), Johnny Lowe (bass, vocals), Howard Stock (guitar left), Mikey Devigne (guitar right), and Patrick Paredes (drums). Comprised of half British and half American band members, the Rakehells build a bridge across the great pond with their unique vision of what rock and roll should be… aggressive, yet danceable pop with an in-your-face attitude and catchy hooks.

It may have been fate, or maybe even the Rock Gods themselves, who dispatched these rockers from their respective homelands to join together to create a new brand of ruckus. Whatever the case may be, their sneer and swagger will almost certainly catch the ears of those willing to party.

The album, Please Yourself; or, the Devil in the Flesh, captures the frenetic energy of The Rakehells’ loud, debauched shows thanks to Mitchell Rackin, who recorded the band “live” at Seaside Studios in Brooklyn and later mastered the disc, and Elliot Blakely, a fan of the band who brings years of industry experience as a sound engineer to his mixing of Please Yourself.