The Maccabees - Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle – spent two years writing and recording the follow-up to 2009′s critically-lauded ‘Wall Of Arms’. Having previously written as a collective, their new album ‘Given To The Wild’ saw the band explore a new approach to songwriting. 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.
Following main stage slots at Reading and Leeds Festivals, and two sell-out shows at Brixton Academy in 2009 the band returned in October this year with an intimate run of shows to showcase their new material.