The Maccabees – “I Drove All Night”

The Maccabees released four albums before ultimately disbanding in August of 2016 (although farewell shows were played in 2017). Performing for fourteen years, the London band is probably best known for their song, “Toothpaste Kisses”.

On May 4th, 2009 the band released their sophomore album, Wall of Arms. The album included iTunes extended tracks that featured “I Drove All Night” as one of the songs.

“I Drove All Night”, made famous by Roy Orbison and Cyndi Lauper is played a little differently by The Maccabees. Orlando Weeks’ voice is much quieter and the song is sung almost like a hymn, with somewhat of a hypnotic effect. The instrumentals also offer a distant and atmospheric sound. Altogether, this cover by The Maccabees is definitely a unique one.

You Should Probably Listen to “I Drove All Night” by The Maccabees.


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