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The Maccabees sideshows

Having just been announced on the bill at Groovin’ the Moo, The Maccabees have now added headline shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to their schedule on their first trip to Australia.

The group hailed by the NME as ‘the best young guitar band in Britain’ have just released their third album Given to the Wild, with DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy helping the band to compete with English indies faves like Wild Beasts and Foals.

The Maccabees sideshows:

Wednesday 9th May – The Hi Fi, Brisbane
Thursday 10th May – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday 16th May – The Hi Fi, Melbourne
Friday 18th May – Capitol, Perth

Tickets on sale Tuesday 21st February

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01seb

01seb said on the 14th Feb, 2012

SIDESHOWS JUST ANNOUNCED!
THE MACCABEES

THE MACCABEES
TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

Having just been announced on GTM festivals, The Maccabees will also be performing headline shows across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth for their first trip to Australia.

Having dropped the single ‘Pelican’ late in 2011, a mighty tune to rival ‘Love You Better’, high on the agenda for The Maccabees in 2012 is the release of third album ‘Given to the Wild’. The album was released on the 27January receiving JJJ Feature Album and #5 in the UK charts. The lads are also making no secret of wanting to pick up where Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian left off. With NME touting the outfit to be ‘the best young guitar band in Britain at the absolute peak of their powers...scooping us up with arresting stabs of guitar and a post-punk muscularity.

The Maccabees third album ‘Given To The Wild’ is the culmination of two years of writing and recording. Having followed ‘Wall of Arms’ - 2009’s critically-lauded second release - with main stage slots at Reading and Leeds Festivals, and two sell-out shows at Brixton Academy, the London five piece (singer Orlando Weeks, bassist Rupert Jarvis, guitarists Felix and Hugo White and drummer Sam Doyle) are showing that ‘Given To The Wild’ is a sprawling masterpiece of distorted pop, psychedelia and soulful guitar wig outs. It is the band’s most adventurous work to date.

‘The Maccabees are entering the prime of their musical lives’
NME

“the meticulously evolved sound of a band aiming to bid to breathe life into British indie”
Observer Music Monthly

HEADLINE SHOWS ONSALE 9AM, TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY


BRISBANE
Wednesday 9 May
The Hi Fi

SYDNEY
Thursday 10 May
Metro Theatre

MELBOURNE
Wednesday 16 May
The Hi Fi

PERTH
Friday 18 May
Capitol


http://www.chuggentertainment.com/tour/425/The+Maccabees

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 14th Feb, 2012

will shoot the hifi gig.

Spicy McHaggis

Spicy McHaggis said on the 14th Feb, 2012

I'm going to check this out. The first british band in a little while that's captured my interest

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 14th Feb, 2012

Nice i'm glad that they are underrated enough to be playing at the Hifi

shazie

shazie said on the 14th Feb, 2012

So excited for the Metro gig. Given to the Wild is my favourite album from 2012 so far as well.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 15th Feb, 2012

Fan pre-sale tickets are available from now until Friday February 10th. For the Sydney show, password is The Maccabees. For the Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth shows password is Pelican.

Get on it people.

squiffy

squiffy said on the 22nd Feb, 2012

do fl peeps think the metro is a bit ambitious for maccabees? would've thought this would be at oaf or maybe manning.

shazie

shazie said on the 22nd Feb, 2012

Would've thought oaf but they should probably be able to fill the metro with a good amount of people. If their new material gets promoted more than I can see it steadily selling out by the night, or at least a healthy crowd.

squiffy

squiffy said on the 22nd Feb, 2012

yeah, i'm intriuged by seeing them - but there's nothing worse than the metro's black curtain of death.

shazie

shazie said on the 22nd Feb, 2012

I've only seen the black curtain of death once, for the go! team. Was very sad seeing it there but they put on a fantastic show so it didn't bother me much. I don't think they'll have to do the same for the maccabees though.

grattan

grattan said on the 26th Apr, 2012

Supports:

Brisbane/Sydney: Argentina
Melbourne:Them Swoops
Perth: The Voltaire Twins

shazie

shazie said on the 11th May, 2012

Last night was such a great concert! Apart from the Sydney crowd wearing iron boots http://zelda.neoseeker.com/w/i/zelda/b/b6/I28.jpg it was such a fun night. Felix dedicated "Can you give it" to me which I found pretty cool as well.

shazie

shazie said on the 12th May, 2012

No curtain thankfully, was pretty full.

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 12th May, 2012

Wish I had gone to sideshow, groovin was such a short set

squiffy

squiffy said on the 13th May, 2012

was a really good show the other night - great energy from them, good crowd too - way bigger than i expected them to draw.

'no kind words' was particularly memorable. also loved child to open the set.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 13th May, 2012

hehe squiffy. great name.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 13th May, 2012

These guys were great on Saturday. They had a criminally small crowd though.

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 13th May, 2012

I didnt notice the small crowd I was the annoying 6'5 guy on the barrier. Loved their show so much