Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Maccabees

The Maccabees are a 5-piece British indie band from Brighton. Their debut single, 'X-Ray', was released on Promise records on 28th November 2005, and received some evening play on London radio station Xfm London. They received little exposure until they released their second single, 'Latchmere', on Fierce Panda Records some 6 months later in April 2006. This was championed by Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq and received airtime on MTV2. The video, directed by Hugh Frost and Samuel Bebbington, also proved an internet hit after it was posted on YouTube.

In mid-2006, influential music magazine NME gave the band some extremely favourable press, including a review of their now infamous headline show at Cafe dé Paris in London, where the magazine called the band "The best new band in Britain".

In November 2006 the band toured with Fields, ¡Forward, Russia!, and Wolfmother as part of the MTV2 spanking new music promotion. Also in November 2006, the band released their third single 'First Love', which charted at #40.

The band are now signed to Fiction Records, and are currently working on their debut album, due early 2007. Highly Recommended!

The Maccabees - Sampler
The Maccabees @ MySpace

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Blogger Eduardo said...

Hey, what's up?! I can´t log on to the Tom Waits CD link, do you know why??? Greetings from Mexico City. Your blog Rocks!!! It has lots of new music, and sometimes it's really hard to listen to this stuff in Mexico...

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Blogger Ziggy said...

the links posted here are 'open dirs' and they're often live for a very short period (couple of days). keep on visiting more frequently and you may be lucky to get it again :)

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