The Maccabees: 'Our new album proves people who slagged us off wrong'

Band say they're pleased to have fulfilled fan's hopes in them

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Maccabees

The Maccabees have revealed that they feel their new album 'Given To The Wild' will prove the people who "slagged" them off wrong.

The Brighton-based band release the LP, which is their third studio effort, on January 9, and in an interview with Fake DIY, they said that they believed they had started to repay the faith shown to them by their fans.

Talking about the new record, guitarist Felix White said:

It's like, we're proving something to the people that slagged us off on the basis of the first album, for those people that saw something in the band.


He went on to reveal that the band had changed their approach in the recording studio, adding: "It's definitely an ambitious album. With the last record, while we were writing it, we'd look to play a few songs to people, just sort of gauge it.

"And with this one we didn't do that, we just ploughed through and concentrated on it, but with enough of a view to how it would translate."

Last week, The Maccabees unveiled their new single 'Pelican', which is the first track to be taken from 'Given To The Wild'. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen.

The Maccabees will tour the UK in January in support of the album, playing five shows, these kick off in Glasgow at Queen Margaret's Union on January 23 and run until January 28, when the band will play Manchester's HMV Ritz.

You can watch a video interview with The Maccabees discussing 'Given To The Wild' at this summer's Bestival by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.





Read More On This Artist

The Maccabees - 'Our New Songs Don't Even Have Names' The Maccabees - 'Our New Songs Don't Even Have Names'

Video: The Maccabees - 'Our New Songs Don't Even Have Names'

More News
Tobias Jesso Jr. shares new song 'Without You' - listen
#thankszane trends as Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro and more pay tribute to Zane Lowe
Metallica's Lars Ulrich says band's new album is 'pretty close' to being written
50 Cent claims Suge Knight 'wanted to kill Dr Dre' in the 1990s
Antemasque throw boiling water at fans during festival performance
Björk to play first European gig since release of new album at Manchester International Festival
Left-wing writer Owen Jones to support Paloma Faith in London and Brighton
Palma Violets play raucous London show to close NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas
Secondary ticket websites promise to become more transparent
The Strokes deny rumours that they will perform at Glastonbury this year
Method Man on Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin': 'Fuck that...
Pharrell Williams: 'I was inspired by Miley Cyrus, not Marvin Gaye, when I wrote...
Major Lazer premiere new track 'Lean On', featuring DJ Snake and MØ - listen
Brandon Flowers, Norah Jones and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino to play at Brian Wilson...
Noel Gallagher mixes new tracks and old favourites at Dublin's 3Arena
Florence + The Machine debut three new songs at intimate London show
Travis Barker says Tom DeLonge 'doesn't like punk music' and that it 'was a...
SoundCloud claim to have paid $1 million to artists and labels since August
James Murphy shares 'Only The Stars Above Welcome Me Home' from Noah Baumbach film score
Chris Brown’s girlfriend dumps him via Twitter
Madonna calls Kanye West a 'brilliant madman' and 'beautiful mess'
David Gilmour announces first UK and Europe tour for nine years

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM