Their fusion of rave and indie is one of the things that makes them unique, with a new album always eagerly awaited. Fans need not wait much longer
The Maccabees follow a worthy line of British guitar-driven art-rock from XTC to the Futureheads, their lyrics celebrating the everyday in festivals across Europe this year from Spain’s Benicassim to Scotland’s T in the Park. The south London quintet have come a long way since forming in 2003, releasing three albums that have been lavished with critical praise. Although their name harks from the legendary Jewish warriors who appear in the Bible, the band claim to have chosen the name at random and in fact songs such as Wall of Arms and All in Your Rows have quite strong atheist themes. They’ve performed with some of the biggest names in the biz like Florence + The Machine and The Black Keys, who they will be supporting this December.
From November they will be playing Belgium, France, Italy Portugal and Spain, arriving in the UK in December with The Black Keys.