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The Maccabees announce split

Four albums, fourteen years and hundreds of memorable live shows. The Maccabees, this afternoon announced they’re due to split.

The London indie rockers announced this afternoon that after an incredible career, they’re calling it a day.

In a heartfelt statement released by the band, they expressed their thanks for all the support they received over the years from their friends, family and fans. They felt “very proud to go out on our own terms, at our creative peak and off the back of the best and biggest shows we have ever done.”

The band reassured that their surprising end has not come due to riffs within the group and that they were on the best of terms, not leaving as a “divided force”.

One thing we can be thankful for is that this isn’t the end for The Maccabees completely, as they plan to put on some “celebration shows”, ending things on a high note by reminding us all just how good this band are live.

The band members have plans to continue working in music on individual projects, however there are no concrete plans as of now for what the future holds for them.

The Maccabees released their hit album Marks To Prove It last year, receiving praise from all over, with stunning tracks such as ‘Something Like Happiness‘ and title track ‘Marks To Prove It‘.

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They recently headlined last month at Latitude Festival, in one of their biggest performances to date. Which makes it more of a shock that they’re calling it a day when they looked destined to dominate the indie scene for a long time.

The Maccabees are one of our favourite bands here at JACKS, we want to thank them for the music they’ve given us over the years. We wish them all the best for their future work and look forward to those celebration shows later this year!

Read the bands full statement below.

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