Sadly, as time goes on, we have to say good-bye to the things we cherish. Tonight, I bade farewell to one of the bands we all know and adore, The Maccabees. *distant sobbing*

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The gig played was a physical definition of the word ‘antithesis’ – the nostalgia tunes got my feet ‘a’ movin’, but all I wanted to do was cry. All of a sudden, the classics like ‘Pelican’, ‘Love You Better’ and ‘No Kind Words’ left most of us heartbroken…don’t even get me started on the ‘Toothpaste Kisses’ encore. BUT they didn’t wobble, not one bit, and the grins that stretched from cheek to cheek never left their faces – what a strong bunch of lads.

As they say, every end is a new beginning, and this tour has boasted a warm welcome to singer-songwriter Matt Maltese.

Suited and booted, he took to the stage, perched himself on the piano stool and presented to us several beautiful, heartfelt ballads.

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Maltese has shed light on the shadows of what would happen if we crossed Father John Misty with Alex Turner (we’re talking the Submarine album)…because we all wanted to know…well, I did.

‘As The World Caves In’ – so here we have a satirical song with a grand piano back drop and a soppy and sloppy, melt in the middle, love song core shedding light on the value of home comforts – “It’s you I watch TV with”. What more could you be after?

But let us not cry, the Macs are still on Spotify, they may not be together but they’ve made their marks to prove it happened.