The Maccabees play news songs at Standon Calling
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04 August 2008
The Maccabees played their first UK festival headline set at Standon Calling on Saturday night (2 Aug) and treated fans to
The Brighton band littered their performance with new songs, including set opener 'No Kind Words', giving
fans a taster of their forthcoming second record in between favourites such as 'Latchmere', 'X-Ray' and 'First
Before hurriedly finishing the set, singer Orlando Weeks thanked the crowd, sending them "all nice
Other bands that featured across the eclectic line-up included Glasvegas, Melt
Banana and the Mae Shi, with the latter proving one of the stand-out sets of the weekend.
Singer/guitarist Jeff Byron started the show playing from the crowd before joining his LA bandmates on stage, although
he repeatedly jumped back over the barrier, much to the audience's delight as the band tore through their punky debut.
As usual, festival goers were encouraged to dress up, with this year's theme being Japan. Outfits ranged from
ninjas to "Japandas", with a group dressed as Battle Royale being crowned eventual champions.
the music and other entertainment provided was of excellent quality, the same couldn't be said for the weather, which
became more miserable as the weekend progressed. Rain ruled the skies on sunday although it didn't dampen spirits.
Although the event was close to reaching its 2500 capacity, it felt much smaller with a truly initimate atmosphere. One
reveller said: "It's like a home from home, you don't get this sort of community spirit at other festivals."