The lead singer, in fact, has a fully buttoned up shirt tucked, dad-style, into his pants, and one of the guitarists plays the entire set with the hood from his hoodie covering his head. The band looks something like your older brother’s awkward friends.
The Maccabees, five guys from South London, drew quite an impressive crowd. In terms of music, the band was spot on, churning out stellar, dance-worthy Brit rock with a bit of a spacey vibe. The singer and lead guitarists’ vocal harmonies were outstanding, and the band had its set down to a science.
The band kept a cool distance, simply playing for a good portion of the set, and not getting involved with the crowd until near the very end. When the crowd and the band did merge, however, it was to a massively synergistic effect: the crowd came alive, screaming a chorus of “Woo hoo’s!” while the band played.
All in all, a magnificent showing by the Maccabees.