The Maccabees - Can You Give It

Paul Cook 06/07/2009

Rating: 3.5/5

The second release proper (third if you count the No Kind Words tempter released as a free download back earlier in the year) from The Maccabees wonderfully matured, focused sophomore album is Can You Give It released Monday 6th July.

Once again, the rolling, playful drum play from Sam Doyle, the newest member of the band after Robert Dylan Thomas' unfortunate departure to rehab' is wonderfully complemented by a wave of deep, solid basslines and cutting indie riffs. The soulful vocals from Orlando Weeks are typical of the developed, deeper sound of the recent album and whilst the lyrics aren't as poignant or emotive as Love You Better or No Kind Words the track still showcases the band's captivating and youthful energy. The single also comes with a Dan Le Sac b-side of No Kind Words although the less said about that the better.

Can You Give It is released Monday 6th July on Fiction Records.