Single Review
The Maccabees  No Kind Words The Maccabees – No Kind Words

The Maccabees, known for their quirky wonky indie breaks, that twist and turn and beg for you to sing along; have changed. Or that's what this release suggests. However, and thankfully, it's still bloody awesome.

“No Kind Words” is a significantly more linear song than we're used to, not to mention the dark mood. A gentle track that features a deep vocal that carries the simple backing, above your typical Maccabees backing vocals.

The final minute of the song is bursting with energy. All the frustration built up in the opening minutes, with “if you've got no kind words to say, you should say nothing more at all” as their slogan, is suddenly released in an epic explosion of drums and guitar.

This single does make the next album's release very exciting. It's rare to find a second album following on well from a first, especially one as popular as the Maccabees, but I have faith. We've got a maturer sound, and we're on to something.

The only let down? No b-sides. Boo.


Review by Thom
 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. No Kind Words
 Band Related Links
The Maccabees Myspace
The Maccabees Official Website
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
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