This Brighton based 5 piece do not leave many clues about where they are from. The Maccabees sound and style are very British and very bouncy. Following in the paths of both historic Brit bands like The Kinks and also in the recent wave of “art-rock” acts such as Bloc Party and Dogs Die In Hot Cars, The Maccabees are in good company. Personally though, I was immediately struck with a very Maximo Park likeness, which may explain why I am digging it so much.
All comparisons aside, these guys make the kinds of poppy brit numbers that are like candy for the ears. I fell pretty fast for the song, “Precious Time” and as I have dug into the album further, I have noticed that there are other worthy songs of the same ilk as well. The band has already released 3 singles from the album in the UK late last year, and all have been included on the debut full length, Colour It In, of course spelled in the Brit sense.
The youngsters have also already shared the stage with fellow hotshots Arctic Monkeys, and are currently out on tour with both Bloc Party and Noisettes. (see dates below) The boys also make their own videos, and they are quite entertaining. Check one of them out below for their song, “About Your Dress.”
The album is in stores now, so be sure to pick it up!
May 31 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 1 – House of Blues – North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Jun 2 – Millenium Center – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Jun 3 – DAR Constitution Hall – Washington DC
Jun 5 – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Jun 6 – The Knitting Factory – New York, New York *
Jun 7 – Asbury Park Convention Hall – Asbury Park, New Jersey
Jun 9 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, Illinois *
Jun 11 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, Missouri
Jun 12 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, Colorado
Jun 13 – The Pearl Room Theatre at Palms – Las Vegas, Nevada
Jun 14 – Pop Scene Show @ 330 Ritch – San Francisco, California *
Jun 15 â€“ Troubador – Los Angeles, California *
Jun 16 – Viejas Concerts in the Park – Alpine, California