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It was grounding themselves in their local area, London’s fast-changing Elephant & Castle, that gave The Maccabees a direction forward for their fourth album after they became mired in studio…

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The rise and rise of The Maccabees has been one of 2012’s more satisfying narratives: a band who have steadily progressed up the grease-smeared rungs of the indie ladder, improving…

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“I wasn’t even sure initially if it was a good idea,” mumbles Orlando Weeks, clutching a much-needed glass of wine and giving a look that falls somewhere between fretful and…

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We’ll admit it. We preferred The Maccabees when they were singing about toothpaste and forgetting to shave. ‘Went Away’, then, is definitely not that, and instead it’s a perfectly serviceable…

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In their most recent [i]NME[/i] interview, The Maccabees enthused that playing the sort of massive gigs that [a]Arctic Monkeys[/a] and [a]Kasabian[/a] do would be something that they’d be “totally up…

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Most bands debuting new material after a year holed up would dip a tentative two-song toe in the water. [a]The Maccabees[/a], though, tonight dive headlong into Portsmouth’s sweaty anticipation with…

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Bookish tendencies are by no means a bad thing, but there’s always been an air of wimpy feyness about The Maccabees that suggests Orlando Weeks and his crew spent their…

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When The Maccabees played the Concorde 2 in late 2006, the show ended with the venue informing the police that the south London-born band were trying to “incite a riot”,…