Must See Gigs: The Maccabees




The Maccabees


The Maccabees is one of those bands that when you’ve seen them live, you’re hooked for the rest of your life. After honing new songs for three years The Maccabees’ released their fourth studio album Marks To Prove It last summer, which is the band’s first album to rise to number one. You can rarely call a band unique nowadays but The Maccabees truly is one. Their lyrics have won themselves an Ivor Novello (and they take inspiration from things like an exhibition of World War I Portraits) but most importantly, they make music to push their own boundaries even if it means rewriting the album couple of times. And there lies the beauty of the band, in the world of big music bosses making the decisions for you (what your music should sound like, which songs you should play live…) The Maccabees are making the path for themselves. 


This is the first UK tour since the release of Marks To Prove It so expect the band to play new songs and Hugo (hopefully) taking the lead as a singer during ‘Silence’. As a live band The Maccabees truly are one of a kind, if you’ve see the scene from Hocus Pocus where Bette Midler sings ‘I Put A Spell On You’ then you know what I’m on about. There’s a certain magic to the band, which can’t be described. You need to experience it. Even if you’re not a fan of The Maccabees’ music you will never forget the first time you saw them, or the second, or the third…and after that there’s no turning back.

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