The Maccabees: ‘Recording ‘Marks To Prove It’ was a difficult process’

Band admit they struggled to find a 'perfect middle ground' during studio sessions for their fourth album

The Maccabees have admitted recording their forthcoming new album ‘Marks To Prove It’ has been a difficult process.

The band’s fourth album, which is the follow up to 2012’s ‘Given To The Wild’ is due out on July 31.

Frontman Orlando Weeks told The Sun: ”The main thing we learned was how difficult making an album is. You would think we’d remember because making the last album was difficult. But I think we forgot because we had such a good time after it was released.

”But it all came back, how hard it is making a record how you want it to sound.”

He explained that they struggled to produce the record due to their wish of making it a ”perfect middle ground” between all the band members.

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He added: ”We put this pressure on ourselves and making the record took a while because we were trying to find this perfect middle ground between us and no one exactly knew what that was.”

Despite their difficulties, the success of their last album has brought a wider audience to the band guitarist Felix White said.

He added: ”That record opened us up to a new audience. We’d always had crowds that were the same age as us, until that point then they started getting younger.

”It was like the audiences warped – you had people younger than us at the front, people older than us at the back. You don’t see how you change as a band, as it’s not tangible, but the personnel shifting at gigs was the most noticeable thing.”

The Maccabees have been previewing the album over the last month by posting a series of tracks from the record online.