The Maccabees give away new song online

'We can't wait to see how it goes down', band tell NME.COM

The Maccabees have posted a brand new song from their forthcoming second album online tonight (February 9).

‘No Kind Words’ is available to listen to on The Maccabees official website,, now.

Guitarist Hugo White told NME.COM that the band are keen to gauge fans’ reaction to the song, which he said has “dark undertones” compared to the rest of the new album.


“We can’t wait to hear what people think of it and see how it goes down on the forums and online,” the guitarist said.

“It’s one of the earlier songs we wrote [for the album], and it’s got quite a dark undertone to it which is actually quite different from the way the rest of the record sounds. I should say – it sits in with the record fine but they don’t all sound this dark!”

The Maccabees have now completed of the follow up to 2007’s debut ‘Colour It In’.

Produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Bjork, Coldplay), the album’s recording sessions saw the band travel to a variety of different locations in order to capture them at their finest.

“We’ve made the best record we possibly could have done,” explained White. “We did it in a three-month period but we travelled around a lot. Started off in Liverpool, did three weeks there, and then we went to Paris for a month.

“We didn’t want to feel too trapped but we wanted to keep it together – just the five of us. So we got a house in Paris and it was amazing.”


White added that he’s looking forward to showcasing the new record, which he says is “grander, much bigger and better” than their debut, to fans on The Maccabees upcoming tour next month.

“We’re just solidly rehearsing now. We haven’t really played for a year, so it’s a really exciting thing for us to get back into it,” he told NME.COM.

“This record has been different to the first in the way that it’s kind of been our lives for the last year-and-a-half. We’ve put absolutely everything into it. So it is really important to us that people can hopefully enjoy it!”