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So indie-guitar music in Britain is in the doldrums, is it? Try telling that to The Maccabees.

In a world of Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna, the London five-piece are bucking the trend for young white British boys armed with a six-string. Not only is third album “Given to the Wild” their finest by far, but critical platitudes are being matched by commercial success: “Given to the Wild” is a U.K. Top 5 album and 2012 sees The Maccabees embark on their biggest tour to date.

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