Single Review
The Maccabees - Can You Give ItThe Maccabees – Can You Give It

When The Maccabees released ‘No Kind Words’ and ‘Love You Better’ as singles it made me really excited for their new album as the song was so upbeat and catchy, but once the album was released I was left slightly disappointed as it didn’t have the feel good factor of their debut album, the songs weren’t as easy to get into and in general things seemed quite bland, luckily I stuck with it and kept listening to the album in hope that it would grow on me and within time it did I still think it is nowhere near as good as ‘Colour It In’.

The Maccabees have now announced the third single to be taken from ‘Wall Of Arms’, that song is ‘Can You Give It’ which is due for release on the 6th July, the song is actually one of the strongest tracks on the album, forget how good ‘No Kind Words’ and ‘Love You Better’ were as ‘Can you Give It’ is without a doubt the best single to be released from ‘Wall Of Arms’ so far. Vocally Orlando Weeks comes across very strong and mature sounding, the drumming is very constant and in your face whilst the guitar riffs have that classic Maccabees feel, in fact ‘Can You Give It’ is the only track from the new Maccabees album that slightly reminds me of their earlier material.

I’m still not convinced that The Maccabees have lived up to people’s expectations with ‘Wall Of Arms’ but then again most bands find their second album to be the most difficult to create and the responses that normally generate from it are always very mixed, what I do know is that ‘Can You Give It’ is the best song on the album and is right up there with the bands earlier singles of ‘Precious Time’ and ‘About Your Dress’.


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. Can you Give It
 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?