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One of the leaders of the indie rock renaissance of the early noughties, this quintet have really gone the distance with their unique mix of choppy guitar riffs, booming bass and punchy lyrics. With classics like "Toothpaste Kisses" and "About Your Dress" in their back catalogue, fans were thrilled to hear that the understated group were working on their fourth album after three quiet years. Marks to Prove It was released in July 2015 and went straight to the top of the UK album charts. Sadly, as all good things come to an end, such is the case with this incredible band. Having announced their summer 2017 farewell tour, the Maccabees 14 years in the music industry, will be a final chance for fans to watch this incredible band. Don't miss out on your chance to hear the new material live as the group embark on a UK-wide tour this autumn - get The Maccabees tickets at StubHub.
The Maccabees biography
This band, consisting of Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle, came together in London and chose their name after flicking through a Bible and picking a random word. Their breakthrough came in 2006 with the release of second single 'Latchmere' by Fierce Panda Records after BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq gave the track significant airtime. Debut album Colour It In followed in 2007 and the band embarked on a tour that saw them sell out The Roundhouse in London. Track 'Toothpaste Kisses' also became a commercial success after it was used in a popular TV advertising campaign. Second album Wall of Arms received positive reviews upon its release and was championed on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show. The next few months saw the group appear at festivals all over the country and release single 'Can You Give It'. By 2011 they were already working on their third album, after headlining Leeds and Reading Festivals the previous summer. Given to the Wild was released in January 2012 and was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize. After touring the new LP, the band went back to the studio to work on the next record. Marks to Prove It came out in July 2015 to great acclaim, sparking what many assumed would be a resurgence of the London rockers. In August 2016, the band announced their intentions to split up, with a twitter and facebook statement saying "There have not been fallings out and we are grateful to say that we are leaving the group as a dividing force".
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