The Maccabees open up about the follow-up to 'Given To The Wild' – video The Maccabees Tickets

Felix and Hugo White say that they've begun work on their fourth album

Video: The Maccabees - 'It's Exciting To Start Writing Again'

The Maccabees have spoken about their plans for the writing and recording of the follow-up to their third album 'Given To The Wild'.

The band released their latest album in January of this year and have been touring solidly in support of it ever since. However, speaking to NME in a video which you can see above, band members Hugo and Felix White have said that they have started work on the follow-up.

Asked about their plans for their fourth album, Hugo said: "We're touring in America and Europe for the rest of this year and then next year and even this year we're trying to get ideas together for the new record and start to figure out where we're heading."

Felix added: "It's too early to say what it's going to sound like, but we've got all got bits of music that we've started to work on. We've started and that's the most important thing. Once you've got six or seven songs, you start to figure out what you've got, you can't preconceive it too much."

Hugo then said that the band were excited to begin the process again and that they felt that they were in a "good place" after 'Given To The Wild'.

He said: "It's exciting to start writing again. The last record was a big learning process with the production and how we put records together as a band. I feel like we're in a really good place after that."

The Maccabees performed at Reading And Leeds Festivals last weekend, to read all about the action-packed weekend, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally.

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