The Maccabees’ Felix White has launched a live session series as part of his new record label YALA! Records.
The series of live filmed sessions are recorded from the Maccabees’ studio The Drugstore, with the first session featuring London four-piece Crows.
Crows recently toured with Wolf Alice and NME described the quartet as “one of the UK’s most brutal and brilliant live bands” earlier this year. You can watch the session below.
Speaking in a press release, White said; “We recorded the last couple of Maccabees albums at our studio, named ‘The Drugstore’ by Jesus and Mary Chain from their time there in the early 90s.”
He continued, “We are carrying its heritage on in the form of YALA! live sessions with bands or artists we love, both old and new. Crows are a fitting first session as they are a genuine great live band and will no doubt progress on to some very exciting things in the next couple of years.”
The Maccabees split up earlier this year (August 8), stating that “there have not been fallings out and we are grateful to say that we are not leaving the group as a dividing force”.
The group also state that the members will “continue making music” and promise farewell shows for later in the year.
At the time, Felix White told NME that they had not been writing new material. “We’ve got nothing in the way of new songs or ideas at the moment,” he said. “We’ve written on tour in the past, but we just haven’t done it this time around. We haven’t talked about new songs as a band at all.”