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    Former Maccabees Felix and Hugo White launch new band 86TVs with brother Will

    The Maccabees‘ Felix and Hugo White have introduced that they’ve shaped a brand new band with brother Will referred to as 86TVs.

    As revealed by Felix as we speak (July 15), the band performed a debut gig for family and friends at London’s Omeara final night time, with new music and additional stay performances promised earlier than the top of the yr. The band is accomplished by Jamie Morrison on drums.

    “I’ve been making a file with my brothers for the previous few years,” Felix wrote on Instagram alongside footage of final night time’s gig. “It’s taken a second, however we’re lastly pleased with what our new band is…

    “Yesterday we performed the songs for the primary time to a room stuffed with family and friends at Omeara,” he added. “It was a very, actually good time. I’d forgotten how a lot I missed it.

    “Thanks to everybody there. Sooner or later this yr there would be the first recorded music and gigs .. we’re actually trying ahead to sharing all of it with you.”

    The Maccabees broke up in 2017 after releasing 4 studio albums. In a press release on the time, they mentioned: “There haven’t been fallings out and we’re grateful to say that we’re not leaving the group as a dividing drive.”

    Since then, Felix has shaped the Yala! label and contributed to various soundtracks together with cricket documentary The Edge and new movie McEnroe, which issues the infamous tennis legend John McEnroe and is out in cinemas as we speak (July 15).

    This week, White spoke to NME about 5 movie scores that impressed his work on McEnroe, which you’ll be able to learn right here.

    Elsewhere, Hugo performed guitar on stage with Jamie T for his John Peel Stage headline slot eventually month’s Glastonbury Competition.

    The band’s frontman, Orlando Weeks, launched his second solo album, ‘Hop Up’, this January.

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