13/05/15 - The Ritz, Manchester
Last night I had the pleasure of going to a lovely little gig. The Ritz as a venue is an oldie but a goodie - more intimate than The Apollo and more room to dance than The Academy. It was the perfect setting for a band that I've loved for 8 years and not yet had the opportunity to see live, The Maccabees.
The quirky five piece treated the crowd to some of their most loved hits old and new, in addition to some brand new unreleased tracks from their forthcoming album. The slower songs have the crowd mesmerised while catchy tunes such as Precious Time, Wall of Arms and Pelican transform the audience into jumping, clapping, cheery creatures. New single Marks to Prove it went down well but not as well as their debut, the electric X Ray Vision.
The Maccabees really are one of the most unique sounds in indie rock - there's nobody else making songs like them. However I have a massive complaint about the set list - how could they shun one of their best ever songs, Toothpaste Kisses?! It's not only my favourite, it happens to be their most played song on Spotify. Why would you punish your fans guys!
I soon forgave the boys when one of the roadies threw me a pick. #Fangirl!