52 Church street
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The Maccabees – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – February 15th, 2013

The Maccabees

The Maccabees

Reputante, Gambles

Fri, February 15, 2013

8:00 pm

$15 advance / $17 day of show

This event is 18 and over

Tickets available at TICKETMASTER.COM, or by phone at 800-745-3000. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM, or at the Royale box office Fridays from 12-6PM.

The Maccabees
The Maccabees
Formed in 2003, the five piece from South London (singer Orlando Weeks, bassist Rupert Jarvis, guitarists Felix and Hugo White and drummer Sam Doyle) are enjoying a year full of career highs.

Their third studio album ‘Given To The Wild’, a sprawling masterpiece of distorted pop, psychedelia and soulful guitar soundscapes was a top five hit in the UK and includes a string of hit singles in ‘Pelican’, ‘Feel To Follow’ and ‘Ayla’.

As well as garnering commercial success with gold certified sales, ‘Given To The Wild’ was also a huge critical success on release and more recently was nominated as one of the albums of the year in the prestigious Mercury Music Prize Award.

Following on from their acclaimed debut ‘Colour It In’ which included fan favourites ‘First Love’ and ‘Precious Time’ and the progressive sound of their 2010 sophomore release ‘Wall Of Arms’, ‘Given To The Wild’ is the band’s most adventurous work to date.

Recorded in their London rehearsal space - that they later discovered had been previously christened ‘The Drugstore’ by its former owners The Jesus and Mary Chain - ‘Given To The Wild’ has gone from humble beginnings to being performed at sold out shows at London’s historic Alexandra Palace, Brixton Academy and a memorable headliner performance at Reading & Leeds Festival.

Taking sonic inspiration from a disparate collection of musical peers such as The Stone Roses, Kate Bush, The Clash, Talk Talk and David Bowie, critics and fans alike recognise that The Maccabees are in the prime of their musical lives and have made what many consider to be the album of 2012.
Reputante
Reputante
Reputante is a band from Brooklyn. Their debut album will be released in 2013.
Gambles
Gambles
Matthew Daniel Siskin began writing songs as Gambles in August 2012 with no goal or motive other than the past few years needed addressing, and things that had gone unsaid for too long needed saying.

"Trust" the first song released publicly, came together quickly and spontaneously between friends. Nicolas Vernhes and Matthew (long time close friends & collaborators) were spending a late night a t the Rare Book Room where Vernhes keeps a recording studio, label, and home. Towards the end of the evening the two ended up downstairs in the studio where "Trust" was sang in a single take, and with no words written.

"I think I just needed to say all of those things in that way, and it sort of just happened - and there is nobody else I trust as much as nico, besides myself, to be in the right place, to say them"

"Trust was just the beginning - I think a new process for me began that night, and I realized I didn't need to sit down and really think about it too hard, it just had to happen. there's about 20 or so other songs which came together a lot like that. it's all stuff I've lived, a lot of it is pretty hard to hear played back - but that sort of told me I was going in the right direction."

Gambles is the end of a process and of many processes, the end of choices and the removal of style, the end of endlessness and self-doubt.

Gambles is music and people, boiled down, pressed dry, sliced thin, and left to dry. Yet it's clear that for Matthew, Gambles is also everything, a life-saving perspective into events that demand to be acknowledged, registered, declared and when ready, left.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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