Three years down the line, it's all done and dusted
Bonnie Mayall

12:27 20th February 2015

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Indie rockers The Maccabees have revealed that they have finished working on their new LP, the follow up to 2012's Give To The Wild.

The album was actually due to be finished over a year ago, hence this will be welcome news to The Maccabees' fan base - who have not received any new material since 2012. Speaking at the NME awards, drummer Sam Doyle explained: "It's recorded, we're about to finish mixing next week and it'll be out in a few months."

The band's guitarist and backing vocalist Felix White explained why its gestation has taken so long, saying: "It just had to be good enough. We thought it was going to be finished a year ago, but it just weren't quite there and now I think it's magic, so it's done." 

The much anticipated first single lifted from the album is due to be released in early March. When asked about it, White revealed: "It's maybe the quickest thing we've ever done". Doyle added: "Quickest, loudest and also slowest, in parts." "Get your head round that!" White chuckled in response. 

Of the album as a whole, White had to say: "It's opposite to Give To The Wild in every kind of way... I think the songs are a lot better". Frontman Orlando Weeks also detailed his thoughts on the LP, saying: "It feels more self-assured. I feel confident in it – I feel confident singing it", and said that it had a "really nice mix" of all the members' different styles. It seems as though The Maccabees are taking big steps forward with this LP that promises to be the "opposite" of their previous work.

The Maccabees are set to play a 'warm up' show in Sheffield this weekend. Full details below. To buy tickets, click here.  

21 Feb - The Leadmill, Sheffield

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