The Maccabees @ Knitting Factory in 2007 (more)
The Maccabees

No prizes for guessing which band have been hogging the Maccabees' stereo. Wall of Arms makes use of epic production, eerie chants and the general feeling that Orlando Weeks is singing like the world's about to end tomorrow (which, of course, it may well be). If this all sounds a bit Arcade Fire, note that production credits go to Markus Dravs, who worked on Neon Bible. [Guardian UK]

That's a review of the latest record from UK band the Maccabees, out now on Fiction Records. The band has extensive tour dates scheduled for Europe, in both May/June and again in the fall.

The band comes stateside in June. So far the only public date is a Brooklyn show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, June 20th. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 6th at noon. Stay tuned for more announcements.

All tour dates with a video for new song "Love You Better" and a BBC doc on the Maccabees, below...

The Maccabees 'Love You Better'

The Maccabees Channel 4Play Documentary

The Maccabees - 2009 Tour Dates
May 06 Nottingham Rescue Rooms Nottingham
May 07 Norwich Waterfront Norwich
May 07 Soundclash Instore Norwich, Midlands
May 09 Academy 2, Manchester Manchester
May 10 Academy 2, Birmingham Birmingham
May 12 Cardiff University Solus (Please note venue change!) Cardiff
May 13 Southampton University Southampton
May 14 The Great Escape - Corn Exchange - Club N.M.E Brighton
May 25 Evolution Festival Newcastle, Northeast
May 27 Dublin Academy Dublin
May 28 Belfast Spring & Airbrake Belfast
Jun 03 Doornroosje Nijmegen
Jun 04 Paradiso Amsterdam
Jun 05 Gebaude 9 Cologne
Jun 07 Magnet Club Berlin
Jun 08 Molotow Hamburg
Jun 09 Le Botanique Brussels
Jun 10 La Maroquinerie Paris
Jun 20 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Aug 06 Stadtpark with Maxïmo Park Hamburg, Hamburg
Aug 08 Taubertal Festival Germany Eisweise
Aug 15 Haldern Festival Rees-Haldern
Aug 28 Leeds Festival - Radio 1/N.M.E Stage Leeds
Aug 29 Reading Festival - Radio 1/N.M.E Stage Reading
Sep 30 Bristol Academy Bristol
Oct 01 Birmingham Academy Birmingham
Oct 02 Norwich UEA Norwich
Oct 03 Brixton Academy London
Oct 05 Nottingham Rock City Nottingham
Oct 06 Manchester Academy Manchester
Oct 07 Newcastle Academy Newcastle
Oct 09 Glasgow ABC Glasgow
Oct 10 Leeds Academy Leeds

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