Discovery: The Racket

The Racket are an indie rock band from Widnes whose new track pays homage to the Cheshire town in which they grew up. It’s called Take Me Home.

By Graeme Smith

Though their sound is most definitely rock, there’s something folky about it too. Lyrically, Take Me Home tells the stories of ordinary people, stifled by the limitations of their lives but also reassured by the places they know so well. While listening to Take Me Home, I was reminded of other acts that have a strong connection to their home towns, the likes of Jake Bugg and Nottingham, and Arctic Monkeys and Sheffield. Can The Racket put Widnes on the musical map in the same way? On this evidence, I don’t see why not.

You can hear Take Me Home below.

And for more music on the noisy side, be sure to also follow our Bang! playlist on Spotify.