Following up their Mercury nominated 2012 album Given To The Wild, The Maccabees are making a return in the form of upcoming new release Marks To Prove It.
This is their fourth album, and one that sees their sound change yet again to the sort of style that pervaded their first couple of outings. “It became about the night time, the inner city stripped-back and about the band dynamic again,” said guitarist Felix White, speaking about the essence of the forthcoming album.
Indeed, the title track – which you can stream a snippet of above – is a raucous morsel of music, brash guitars striding over the urgent drums and acrobatic bass as singer Orlando Weeks lends his characteristic, tear-jerking warble to the mix, with the track falling into gentler, melodic parts, showcasing a progressive structure. We’re excited to hear the whole album!
Marks To Prove It is out 31st July; check out the tracklist below.
Marks To Prove It tracklisting:
1. Marks To Prove It
3. Ribbon Road
4. Spit It Out
6. River Song
7. Slow Sun
8. Something Like Happiness
9. WW1 Portraits
10. Pioneering Systems
11. Dawn Chorus
Credit: Video sourced from Maccabees Youtube page.