Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Maccabees Hit the O2

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Maccabees Hit the O2

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THE Maccabees headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour, which starts at the O2 Academy in Newcastle tomorrow.

How does it feel to be headlining? Orlando Weeks (vocals): It feels like quite a responsibility, when we're rehearsing. Because it's such a good line-up, you have to play well. But it's going to be a good way to round off the Wall Of Arms record and make sense of that. But yeah, it's just kind of important that we don't let the night down.

NME called you the best new band in Britain a few years ago. How have things changed for you since then? Felix White (guitar): Well, we're still good. It's a difficult thing to answer. I'm not sure we were the best band in Britain at that time.

Orlando: We're not that new any more. The hot tips have gone cold, but apart from that we're pretty much exactly the same. We still rehearse in the same place for the same amount of time, we still get frustrated by the same things.

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