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The Maccabees - Toothpaste KissesThe Maccabees - Toothpaste Kisses

Every year you get a lot of new indie bands on the horizon who promise to be the next big and only one or two of the bands make it whilst the others slowly fade away and people tend to forget about them until they dust down the cd collection years later, luckily for the Maccabees they are one of the few bands who have made it partly due to the backing of NME magazine and also due to being an extremely hard working band gigging at every opportunity whether it be in the UK toilet sized venues, festivals or playing in the US - the Maccabees have done it.

If you question The Maccabees fans on what their favourite track of 'Colour It In' is, the majority of the fans will say 'Latchmere' or 'Precious Time' due to the fact that 'Latchmere' is one of the bands early songs that appeared on their EP and 'Precious Time' is such an upbeat, stand out and catchy song that brought the band in lots of fans. However, the true standout track and my favourite track of the album has to be 'Toothpaste Kisses' which also happens to be the bands next single.

'Toothpaste Kisses' is a more of a toned down jazzy sounding love song that features a laid back acoustic guitar being played throughout, the lyrics are quite impressive with lyrics of "lay with me, I’ll lay with you. We'll do the things lovers do. Put the stars in our eyes. And with heart shaped bruises and late night kisses divine" which is nicely topped off with a whistling outro.

Overall 'Toothpaste Kisses' is not going to be everyones cup of tea but if you have heard any of the previous Maccabees material you will realise just how different and enjoyable this song is.


Review by Trigger
 Band Members
The Maccabees - Band
Orlando Weeks (Vocals)
Hugo White (Guitar)
Felix White (Guitar, /Vocals)
Rupert Jarvis (Bass)
Robert Dylan Thomas (Drums)
 Track Listing
1. Toothpaste Kisses
2. Precious Time
3. Sleep
4. Sleepless George
5. Wake Up Go To Sleep
 Band Related Links
The Maccabees Myspace
The Maccabees Official Website
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?