The Maccabees – Kamakura (Out 26th February 2016 via Fiction Records)

The Maccabees – Kamakura (Out 26th February 2016 via Fiction Records)

Live favourite ‘Kamakura’ is taken from The Maccabees latest LP ‘Marks To Prove It’, and was one of the earliest songs written for it. Felix White explains, “it came to life by merging a piece of music written on tour in Japan based on a day in Kamakura itself, and lyrics distinctly opposite, about kick-out time in British high street pubs”.

The Maccabees have recently completed their January UK headline tour including three sold out shows at Brixton Academy, so many will also cherish such as tasty track as new single ‘Kamakura’ which live works a treat. It’s backed with an instrumental version of the track, pity it was not backed with a recent live version of which their should be just a few.

Expect to hear a lot of the delicius  ‘Kamakura’ as of now, such us the currency of The Maccabees, ‘Marks To Prove It’ was the band’s first Number 1 album, fair to speculate, ‘Kamakura’ is strong enough do do as well in the single charts. All fans need now is a few good releases to grace the singles chart, to once again start waving the flag for musicians and songwriters. The affirming  ‘Kamakura’ is released February 26th on Fiction Records. 8.2/10

Steve Janes

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The Maccabees – Kamakura (Out 26th February 2016 via Fiction Records)