Beautiful. Anthemic. Heartfelt. Raikes own brand of harmony driven, indie-rock has been tugging on the heart strings of crowds across the land for a little while now. Hailing from the depths of South West England, Raikes sold out debut, The Quiet EP, gained critical acclaim and led to the band performing at venues across the UK. Their much anticipated follow up, The Talk EP, was again released to critical acclaim, with the song ‘Matador’ being featured as a BBC Introducing ‘Track of the Week’.
Debut long-player ‘The Door’ is out now!
“Beyond Stunning...” (Bullet) - BBC Introducing ‘Tip of the Week’
"Intricate heart-noise...a beautiful sounding band" - A Pocket Full Of Seeds
"Genuine lyrical sincerity...unwinding and climactic folk" - Clowdy.com Staff Pick
"Raikes may be our new favourite band...their melodic, harmony driven rock held the BBC Introducing @Boardmasters crowd firm" - BBC Introducing Cornwall
"Get involved...they're sick!" - FSTIVAL
"Dreamfully ambient and dynamically engaging...harmoniously soaring folk rock" - Carpe Carmina
"A powerful and heady mix...expansive, horizon scanning swell" - Listen With Monger
“A vast and diverse sound that is utterly contagious!” - Clunk Magazine