This Friday sees the release of The Maccabees new album as well as a new single collection from German punksters Beatsteaks.
The Maccabees - Marks to Prove It (Album)
The South London favourites fourth album is a tale and exploration of change and its affects, and I suppose, is evident none more so than in their own development. Once the soundtrack to indie discos - come on, we've all bopped along to 'X-Ray' or 'Latchmere' at some point - The Maccabees have ditched the spiky guitars and 3-minute frenetic energy, and in its place is now a much more refined and controlled sound. 'Marks to Prove It' may lack single material, but then that's not the point, is it? For an album about the translation of change, you need to listen to it as one entity, with each track fitting perfectly into its sequence. And if you do, it's an album that rewards with each and every listen. Luke Nightingale.
Beatsteaks - Ticket (Single)
Beatsteaks, the German indie rock/punk band who have been delighting Central European fans since the mid-90s, just premiered a new single collection.
Right on time for the band’s 20th anniversary they release a mix of 21 remastered classics, as well as the brand-new single ‘Ticket’. ‘Ticket’ delivers a further superior song to the high profile portfolio of Beatsteaks. Sounding fresh and catchy, the new song is packed with great stick-in-your-head pop punk sound. Nora Rekus.