The Maccabees have officially confirmed that they will visit their fans in Dublin with a brand new Irish Tour Date for 2012! Yes, Music Scene is delighted to reveal that The Maccabees will be performing live on stage at The Academy of Middle Abbey Street in Dublin on Saturday the 3rd of March 2012. Tickets for The Maccabees live at The Academy are priced from €25 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 16th of December 2011 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for The Maccabees live at The Academy in Dublin.
*Please note: This is an over 14’s show – strictly no alcohol served.
Prior to this Irish Tour Date The Maccabees will be releasing their highly anticipated third studio album ‘Given To The Wild’ in January 2012 through Fiction Records.
The Maccabees are a five piece from London, consisting of Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle – have spent the last two years writing and recording the follow-up to 2009’s critically-lauded ‘Wall Of Arms’. Having previously written as a collective, ‘Given To The Wild’ saw the band explore a new approach to songwriting. Avoiding the studio, each member of The Maccabees retreated to their South London homes to develop ideas individually. Once these sketched ideas began to take form, The Maccabees took them into their new home – a shambolic rehearsal space and recording studio near them that they discovered had been previously christened ‘The Drugstore’ by its former owners Jesus and Mary Chain. From here the songs evolved into the thirteen tracks that would make up ‘Given To The Wild’, an epic and beguiling masterpiece of distorted pop, psychedelia and soulful guitar wig outs. It is the band’s most adventurous work to date.
Taking sonic inspiration from a disparate collection of musical peers such as The Stone Roses, Kate Bush, Talk Talk and David Bowie, ‘Given To The Wild’ finds The Maccabees exploring new territory. Television and Thin Lizzy-inspired guitar hooks pop out of washed-out soundscapes (‘Child’, ‘Feel to Follow’), where programmed loops and phrases are blended against the band backdrop (‘Ayla’, ‘Go’, ‘Grew Up At Midnight’), and where they write their most complete pop music yet (‘Pelican’, ‘Went Away’).
Tim Goldsworthy (LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, DFA, Unkle) and Bruno Ellingham were brought in to record the first part of the record. The session was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales. They spent a month there before enlisting friend and songwriter Jag Jago from Ghost of a Thousand to engineer the songs back in their own studio. Final touches were made including placing some guitars and programming from the first bedroom demos back in.
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