The Maccabees have today announced a run of low key dates to perform tracks from their eagerly anticipated, as yet unnamed, third studio album.
The five-piece from London, OrlandoWeeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle, are putting the finishing touches to the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2009 album Wall Of Arms at their Elephant and Castle studio space.
The bands decision to play smaller intimate shows to road test new tracks comes in the wake of electrifying performances at Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms and The Phoenix in Exeter. As with both of these recent shows and the forthcoming dates the performances will also include songs from the bands much loved first two records.
‘The Maccabees are entering the prime of their musical lives’ - NME
2:54 are London-based sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow, and are making one of the most talked-about new rock’n’roll sounds around. Schooling themselves on the desert rock testaments of Kyuss and Queens Of The Stoneage, the name itself is a reference to the moment ‘it gets good’ in their favourite Melvins song. But2:54arrive amidst their own distinct mist of ideas, forging a sound that’s as haunting and ethereal as it is anthemic, with spectral melodies enveloping tombstone riffs and perilous walls of sound, and drawing as many comparisons to the likes of Mazzy Star and PJ Harvey. Live the sibling duo are joined by a formidable rhythm section in Joel Porter and Alex Robins, who’ve helped the band garner a reputation as one of the must-see new UK names, with a visceral, molten stage show.
‘Both sonically and in person, they’re like the middle ground between shoegaze party kids Lush and the painfully closed-off question-deflections of Mazzy Star.’ - NME
All tickets for this show are now completely SOLD OUT