"For the last three, four years of touring with The Maccabees
, during downtime, I'd write little stories and poems, and work on sketches.
The miracle of the eight-day light is merely an expression of the miracle wrought by the Maccabees
Attitudes shift in 2 Maccabees
, which Catholics and Orthodox Christians accept as a fully canonical but which Protestants see as apocryphal.
People who observe the holiday will be lighting candles in nine-branch candle holders, or menorahs, to celebrate the victory of the Maccabee
rebels over the Seleucid empire in Jerusalem.
However, once back in the Holy Temple, the Maccabees
found that there was only enough oil to keep the candles alight for a single day.
Marks To Prove It, while nowhere near as big and grandiose as that album, is another leap again, and when 2015 comes to a close, The Maccabees
will definitely be featuring among the best records of the year lists, once again.
Sunday night's lineup also includes the likes of Gaz Coombes, Neneh Cherry and The Charlatans in Hall One while Public Service Broadcasting, Wire and King Creosote will join The Maccabees
on the concourse; Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lonelady and Glass Animals will join Teleman and Nadine in Hall Two and Nemone, Rob da Bank, DJ Yoda, Daniel Avery and Richy Ahmed will take to the decks in Hall Three.
With a set full of euphoric anthems that hit the spot every time, The Maccabees
were the perfect festival band.
The lighting of the Hanukkah menorah commemorates the ancient miracle of the Maccabees
' victory over the Syrian-Greek Empire.
Mercury Music Prize (best odds): 13-8 Alt-J (b365), 5 Richard Hawley (Lads), 7 Django Django (Power, Hills), 8 Plan B (general), 10 Jessie Ware (Lads), 14 The Maccabees
(Power), 16 bar.
had not the great Ben Howard, Maccabees
and Friendly Fires brought a fantastic festival to a close.
The claims have been made by screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, who has written a nine page letter to Gibson, after their movie project, The Maccabees
, was cancelled by Warner Bros.