The Maccabees

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Kindred spirits: books, music, art and more about seeing family
From an unconventional depiction of maternal holiness to weird, festive murder-thrillers, our critics select culture for coping with the clan

12, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Musicians on Mark Hollis: 'He found hooks in places I'm still trying to fathom'
Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, Charlotte Church, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry and others on his songs, enigmatic spirit and musical vision

Interviews by Laura Snapes

26, Feb, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Orlando Weeks: sketching out a new life after the Maccabees
After 14 years playing indie rock, the Maccabees frontman has taken on something more sedate: an illustrated children’s book and new album, The Gritterman, which draws on his relationship with his grandad to explore ageing and obsolescence

Donna Ferguson

18, Sep, 2017 @2:36 PM

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The Maccabees review – farewell gig creates powerful fan communion
Re-energised and euphoric, the band sweep away any knock-kneed flimsiness for a full-bodied final bow

David Bennun

30, Jun, 2017 @11:17 AM

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Justin Bieber and The Maccabees: this week’s best UK rock and pop gigs
Catch the pop superstar at the top of his game – and bid farewell to the south London indie gents as they continue their final tour

Hannah J Davies

16, Jun, 2017 @10:00 AM

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The Maccabees: the last of the British guitar rock headliners?
This week the London indie group called it a day. With a lack of bands big enough to top festival bills, is Britain’s stock in global music falling?

Mark Beaumont

09, Aug, 2016 @1:47 PM

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The Maccabees: 'After 14 years as a band we have decided to call it a day'
The group announce their split, saying: ‘There have not been fallings out and we are not leaving the group behind as a divided force’

Harriet Gibsone

08, Aug, 2016 @11:35 AM

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The Maccabees' playlist: Kurt Vile, Squeeze, Roots Manuva and more
As the band prepare for their first headline slot at Latitude festival in July, guitarist Hugo White picks five of his favourite tracks from performers on this year’s bill

Hugo White

21, Mar, 2016 @11:33 AM

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New Order, the National and Maccabees to headline Latitude
Suffolk festival will be London band’s first top slot, while strong support comes from Father John Misty among indie favourites, plus circus tricks and comedy turns

Guardian music

03, Mar, 2016 @9:50 AM

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The Maccabees review – three-guitar rush with an apres-midnight melancholy
The London band deliver a winning indie intensity, with a welcome Macc’n’cheese moment

Caroline Sullivan

25, Nov, 2015 @10:58 AM

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One Direction top UK charts and break streaming records with Drag Me Down
The boyband’s first single as a quartet shoots straight to the top, while Cilla’s greatest hits return to the top 20 and the Maccabees score their first No 1 with Marks to Prove It

Guardian music

07, Aug, 2015 @5:01 PM

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The Maccabees: Marks to Prove It review – muddles the brain like a hangover
The Maccabees’s fourth album is claustraphobic and despondent – a far cry from the hippyishly optimistic indie releases of late

Harriet Gibsone

30, Jul, 2015 @8:00 PM

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