The Maccabees: ”Given To The Wild’ is the first time we’ve sounded like we want to on record’

Band say they've finally nailed their sound on album number three

The Maccabees have said that their new LP ‘Given To The Wild’ is the first record they’ve made that captures what they “really wanted The Maccabees to sound like”.

The London band had previously said that the album, which is the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Wall Of Arms’ and will be released on January 9 next year, was influenced by “disparate musical peers” such as The Stone Roses, Kate Bush and David Bowie.

Guitarist Felix White said:

We’ve grown up as people and changed as a band. We’ve learned for the first time what we really wanted The Maccabees to sound like on record. It’s taken us three albums but we finally achieved that. We’ve discovered what we’re truly capable of and that feels really exciting.

The tracklisting of ‘Given To The Wild’ is as follows:

‘Feel To Follow’
‘Forever I’ve Known’
‘Went Away’
‘Slowly One’
‘Grew Up At Midnight’

The Maccabees have also announced a UK tour for January 12. The trek will feature five shows, which kick off in Glasgow at Queen Margaret’s Union on January 23 and run until January 28, when the band will play Manchester‘s HMV Ritz.

The Maccabees will play:

Glasgow Queen Margaret’s Union (January 23)
Newcastle O2 Academy
London O2 Academy Brixton (26)
HMV Birmingham Institute 
Manchester HMV Ritz (28)

Tickets go onsale on Friday (November 11) at 9am (GMT). To check the availability of The Maccabees tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.