They were last in the city in October, but it seems they can't get enough, because the five-piece London-based band will play the QMU on January 23.
The band, singer Orlando Weeks, bassist Rupert Jarvis, guitarists Felix and Hugo White and drummer Sam Doyle, has already produced two albums, but the new tour showcases, Given To The Wild, their "best album" yet – due out on January 9.
Orlando, 28, said: "I think it is better than any of the other records – its more patient, more composed.
"I think we have got our heads around music a bit more, or at least how we go about making it."
Since the band recorded the album, Orlando admits he has not listened to it, something he said he is saving for the drive up to Glasgow.
He said: "I'm not very good at listening to stuff we have already done, it just goes a bit weird.
"I still feel incredibly proud, every time we have a record, I feel incredibly proud of the achievement and the recognition of the amount of work that has gone into it.
"I'm sure any day now I will sit down and listen to the whole record again but I think it needed a bit of space."
Although The Maccabees have only visited Glasgow a few times, Orlando admits they love the place.
He said: "Every time I go to Glasgow I find something new to go and have a look at."
The gig at the QM will include tracks from their new album – which offers a refreshing twist on the indie-rock that earned them fame.
This time Orlando said he had drawn on influences from individual songs rather than artists to create the new tunes.
And the band took a different approach to writing.
Working individually in their own homes in London they sent ideas to each other before meeting up to bring everything together in their studio.
"Always someone would have a bare bones structure of a song and then we would sit in a rehearsal room or whatever and flesh it out.
"This time a similar thing happened but it wasn't so weren't claustrophobic, so it was nice, it gave us a bit of time to figure things out.
"Rather than feeling we were against the clock we were able to go 'okay, it's not working now, don't worry about it, we'll have another go at it tomorrow'."
Orlando, who writes the lyrics on most of the tracks, said he was drawing on the changing circumstances of his friends for inspiration.
And the new sound certainly reflects new found maturity.
He said: "This record it is a lot more about looking at friends and family and noticing changes going on in their lives.
"This is a funny age to be at where people you have known from young are now starting to have babies and make families and set up homes."
And a new album out in the New Year is a first for the band, and one Orlando sees as fitting.
"I think it is perfect.
"It is an odd one, we have never released a record in January, we have never started the year with a record."
With the new album comes a whole raft of gigs, but Orlando said his resolution was to stay creative.
"I think, what I am going to try and do is make sure that I don't let the touring schedule get the better of me, try and stay productive and make as many bits and pieces as possible and not just wake up and go, 'I'm tired today'.
"We are going to be pretty busy.
"Every day a new thing gets added to the calendar, which is a good thing, and I think as soon as you are in the stride of things it is nice to be that busy."
For more info and tickets, visit www.themaccabees.co.uk