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The Maccabees Joining Forces With Roots Manuva
Ben Hewitt , July 2nd, 2009 11:02

Indie-boys teaming with rapper

The Maccabees and Roots Manuva have revealed they are set to work together on an unlikely collaboration.

Although they're yet to meet in person, both the Brighton-based band and south-London rapper are keen to work together on a project.

Maccabees guitarist Felix White had expressed his admiration for Roots Manuva in an interview with BBC 6 Music earlier this year when he said: "If Roots Manuva happens to hear this, we really want him to do a song with us. I just want to give him a song and see what he could do with it."

The rapper has now responded since the two acts shared a bill at last weekend's Glastonbury festival, declaring: "Come round on Monday or Tuesday ... Let's get this going."

He also rebutted the idea that the soft-indie of The Maccabees wouldn't mix with his own music as he insisted: "Rock is more than just rock'n'roll. Rock is a child of jazz, and hip-hop is a child of rock'n'roll so it's all one big extension of sonic fun and frivolousness."

The song value and just the drasticness of what they do is really similar [to my music]," he aded. "It's right up my street."