What's the story behind The Maccabees?
Well we basically started out jamming and then we realised we had a
couple of decent songs, so we recorded a cheap little EP which then
got played around so we recorded it with a better quality and that's
the EP which got us here.
Who are The Maccabees main influences?
TV, and not the actual sport Cricket, but the way it's played and conducted
in general, um the clash, the Beatles and all the other big conventionally
How has life changed since the band 'made it big'?
Well it's exactly the same as before, we're still travelling around
the country in a clapped out van, but the big difference is people are
actually beginning to show up to the shows now. I guess you could say
it's changed because we don't have time for jobs anymore, which was
a hard because I've given up extreme cage fighting for this (laughs).
You're recording your debut album, how is that coming along?
Its going really well actually, the label are just letting us get on
with it and aren't pressurising us to change the sound of the band,
which is something you hear about way too often. The songs are coming
together really nicely and we're really happy with it, we all really
hope that fans like it though and give them to a reason to stick with
You're off on a headlining tour after this, are you excited?
Yeah of course, I mean, we have done headlining shows before when we
were building our profile, buts it the first time since we've hit this
success that we've gone out on our own and we're hoping all the hard
work has paid off and people will show up (laughs)
Finally, what's the next step in The Maccabees future?
Well after we've done these two tours we're going release the album
in Spring, and we've basically going to tour our arses off and get people
hearing the record because we're really proud of it.
a review of thie gig here
to Warren at Chuff Media for sorting this out