The Maccabees @ The Barfly. 5th March 2008.

It’s a universally acknowledged truth outside the capital that everyone in London is a cock. Narrow this theory down to just people who work in the music industry and you…

After some tantalising YouTube studio updates before Christmas, our first taste of the new Maccabees album has made us slaver so much we’ve had to raze half the New Forest…

Promoters claim poor ticket sales as reason for cancellation

Named after Biblical rebels from the second century BC and boasting complexions which wouldn’t look out of place at Henley Regatta, such is The Macs’ pop pedigree, they make even…

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As complex as Mystery Jets, less contrived than The Rumble Strips, more vulnerable than Jamie T – The Maccabees’ claims to greatness grow stronger with each and every passing week.…

Pills, speed, acid, crack… chlorine? Bands have been enhanced by all kinds of chemicals over the years on their quest for musical nirvana, but it’s probably safe to say that…

Bizarrely, this is the second single in the last week that iTunes claims to be ‘I Get Along’ by the Pet Shop Boys when NME inserts the disc. The other…

In many ways, The Libertines were a masterclass in the making of a modern cult rock band. A thousand young acolytes dashed to their sweaty hem to make notes on…