The Maccabees follow-up their acclaimed Mercury nominated record and triple j Feature Album Given To The Wild, with their stunning new record Marks To Prove It, to be released July 31st on Caroline Australia / Fiction Records. Fans can pre-order the album via iTunes now, and download title track ‘Marks To Prove It‘ instantly.
Written by The Maccabees – Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle – Marks To Prove It features eleven magnificent tracks that veer from the anthemic ‘Spit It Out’, to the majestic next single ‘Something Like Happiness‘, the mournful lilt of ‘Kamakura‘ and the raw, explosive joy of the title track, first single ‘Marks To Prove It‘.
Produced by Hugo White, The Maccabees and Laurie Latham, Marks To Prove It is the work of a band in their prime. Drawing from their previous albums and experiences, the new songs are not just fuelled by a new found confidence, directness and power but also infused with emotion, highlighted by the addition of female vocals to bring the songs to new emotive heights.
Recorded at their own Elephant Studios, the album encapsulates the urban feel of their local neighbourhood. The artwork, a striking photograph of the Faraday Memorial on Elephant & Castle roundabout taken by David Busfield, provides the perfect visual extension of the album’s intended association with the area in which it was made.
“It became about the night time, the inner city stripped-back and about the band dynamic again,” says Felix White.
“One of the things we were clear about for the album, ” adds Orlando Weeks, “was not having too many voices, too many characteristics, so that you could get to know the sounds, the instruments. And then, at the end, that meant we could reintroduce those characters, not in a way that was aping what had gone before but as a familiar force.”
What has gone before are three albums that have seen The Maccabees grow into one of UK’s best and most original bands. This album will not only be adored by their growing legion of fans but will also attract a whole new audience. Quite simply, Marks To Prove It betters their best and is nothing short of remarkable.
THE MACCABEES – MARKS TO PROVE IT – JULY 31
1. Marks To Prove It
3. Ribbon Road
4. Spit It Out
6. River Song
7. Slow Sun
8. Something Like Happiness
9. WW1 Portraits
10. Pioneering Systems
11. Dawn Chorus