The Maccabees to play ‘warm-up’ show in Sheffield in February

Band due to release their new album this year

The Maccabees will play a “warm-up” show in Sheffield next month ahead the release of their as-yet-untitled forthcoming new album.

In a post on Twitter, the band revealed they will be playing at The Leadmill on February 21. Tickets for the show – which went on sale this morning (January 23) – have already sold out.

The Maccabees are currently working on the follow-up to their 2012 Mercury-nominated album ‘Give To The Wild’, which reached Number Four in the UK charts. The band recently spoke to NME about the direction and sound of the new album at their recent intimate show at Norwich Arts Centre, which saw the space crowned the winner of a campaign to find Britain’s Best Small Venue by NME in association with Jack Daniel’s.

They revealed that the record is not yet finished, with Felix White saying: “It’s a year and a half late!” However, bandmate Orlando Weeks added: “But we’re getting there and it will be done soon”. The band have 10 songs recorded and will be laying down the last couple of tracks in January.

“It feels more self-assured. I feel confident in it – I feel confident singing it,” said Weeks of their fourth LP. “I feel like it’s got a really nice mix of all of our different inputs, and that’s the thing that takes us longest to get our heads around, trying to accommodate all of those different tastes.”