The Maccabees are returning to Leeds this November, with a show at the Leeds O2 Academy on Thursday 25th November. For your chance to win a pair of tickets, read our lowdown on the band below and head on over to our Facebook page to answer the simple question!
The Maccabees are an Indie Rock band from London founded in 2005 by 6 members – Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis, Robert Dylan Thomas and Will White. Robert and Will later left the band, with Sam Doyle joining in 2008.
Believe it or not, the band’s name is actually from the Bible! The story goes the founding members chose the name by flicking through it and randomly picking out a name out from the text. However contrary to what some believe, none of the band are religious.
Their first album was released in 2007, called Colour it In. This was followed by Wall of Arms, in 2009, Given to the Wild in 2012 and Marks to Prove It in 2014.
Notable songs include Forever I’ve Known, Latchmere, Feel to Follow, Pelican and First Love. You can listen to their music for free on YouTube.