The Maccabees have helped to kick off the Shockwaves NME Awards ceremony tonight (February 24), performing their song ‘Can You Give It’ live.
The band were joined onstage by a six-piece brass section for the evening.
The performance took place at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, with more live performances set to take place later in the night from a variety of acts including Kasabian, Biffy Clyro and Hole.
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