The Maccabees cover Major Lazer’s ‘ Lean On’ for Radio 1’s Live Lounge – watch

Group preparing to release their fourth LP

The Maccabees have covered Major Lazer’s recent single ‘Lean On’ for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

The band, who are currently preparing to release their yet-to-be-titled fourth album, were joined by Radio 1 DJ Greg James for the performance, which you can view above.

This week has also seen the release of The Maccabees’ new single ‘Marks To Prove It’, which is expected to feature on their forthcoming LP. Speaking at the NME Awards 2015 in Austin, Texas last February, guitarist Felix White said the three year gap between new material was to ensure quality.

“It just had to be good enough. We thought it was going to be finished a year ago, but it just wasn’t quite there and now I think it’s magic, so it’s done.”

Major Lazer, meanwhile, will release their own new album ‘Peace Is The Mission’ in June. The record will feature guest appearances from Ellie Goulding MØ, 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Elliphant, among others