The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It

The Maccabees are a band with things to say. The sharp tension of nostalgia, love, loneliness, city decay and growth are all explored on new album Marks To Prove It. It’s a bold album, the rock band toolkit of guitars, riffs and pounding drums all executed to powerful and imaginative effect, thunderous rock music defyingContinue reading “The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It”

The Maccabees @ KOKO, 24th January 2012

MTV Brand New For 2012 This first paragraph was going to be a balanced, rounded review of the latest hottest-potato-in- the-pop-bonfire, a certain Miss Lana Del Rey. All preconceptions, memories of awful TV performances and bullshit PR were to be left at Mornington Crescent Tube and she was to be judged on this night, withContinue reading “The Maccabees @ KOKO, 24th January 2012”

The next twelve months

So now we know that it’s not the end of the world, what’s coming up in 2012? This is the stuff we’re already getting excited about. Daughter – We were lucky enough to see Elena Tonra (aka Daughter) play at the beautiful St Giles in the Fields church in London just before Christmas and sheContinue reading “The next twelve months”

The Maccabees @ McCluskys, 26 February 2009

New Slang by Banquet Records Francesca Baker ‘You stood out like a sore thumb; the most beautiful sore thumb I’d ever seen’ is genuinely one of the most beautiful and romantic lines to ever grace the song world. Slightly awkward and ungangly but sending shockwaves of wow to strike my heart every time I hearContinue reading “The Maccabees @ McCluskys, 26 February 2009”