December 17, 2009 12:56

Maccabees to reissue 'Wall Of Arms' with Roots Manuva collaboration

Five extra songs set for album reissue

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The Maccabees have announced they are set to reissue their latest album 'Wall Of Arms' with five extra songs, including their collaboration with Roots Manuva.

'Empty Vessels', the Roots-featuring re-working of their song 'No Kind Words', will be one of five extra songs added to the reissued album, which is out on February 1.

Also included will be the band's cover of Roy Orbison's 'I Drove All Night' plus three B-sides: 'Sleep Tonight', 'Accordion Song' and 'Hearts That Strangle'.

'Empty Vessels' is available to download now and will be released on February 1 on 12-inch vinyl. Roots Manuva told NME.COM that he had to defy the wishes of his record label, Big Dada, to go ahead with the collaboration.

"The record label didn't like it," he explained. "But there's a line that goes, 'Dear friend of mine, lost his religion'. I made that the chorus and added two verses of rap. It started off as a remix clash thing. It's supposed to be a lawless thing."

See this week's issue of NME for an exclusive interview with The Maccabees.

The Maccabees are set to headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2010, which calls at:

Newcastle O2 Academy (February 4)
Glasgow Barrowland (5)
Manchester Academy (6)
Leeds O2 Academy (7)
Nottingham Rock City (9)
Norwich UEA (10)
Birmingham O2 Academy (11)
Cardiff University (13)
Bristol O2 Academy (14)
Brighton Dome (15)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (16)
Portsmouth Pyramids Centre (18)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (19)
London Brixton O2 Academy (20)


To check the availability of Shockwaves NME Awards Tour tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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