March 1, 2012 16:40

Maximo Park promise new material at 'emotional' Great Escape live comeback

Newcastle band will play NME gig at Brighton festival in May

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Maximo Park have promised to play "three or four" new songs during their UK live comeback at The Great Escape this year.

The Newcastle band are headlining an NME gig at Brighton Dome on the opening night of the May 10-12 festival, their first UK live date of the year. They'll also play at Newcastle's Revolution festival and Kendal Calling, along with a handful of European dates.

Speaking to NME, frontman Paul Smith told fans to expect an "exciting, emotional and energetic show" at The Great Escape, adding:

We're the kind of band who rise to the occasion.


The band have been working on their new album, the follow-up to 2009's 'Quicken The Heart', with Foo Fighters and Pixies cohort Gil Norton, ahead of an expected summer release.

To read an exclusive interview with Maximo Park about the album. Pick up the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now.

Meanwhile, a host of other names, including Mystery Jets, Gross Magic and Rolo Tomassi, were added to The Great Escape bill earlier this week. See Escapegreat.com for more information about the event.

To check the availability of The Great Escape tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The line-up so far for The Great Escape is:

Dry The River
Spector
We Are the Ocean
Friends
Howler
Zulu Winter
Grimes
DZ Deathrays
Nils Frahm
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Jamie N Commons
Django Django
Eagulls
Perfume Genius
Com Truise
Alt-J
When Saints Go Machine
Sonic Boom Six
François And The Atlas Mountains
Bos Angeles
Young Dreams
Doldrums
Weird Dreams
Young Magic
The British Expeditionary Force
Max Cooper
Jinja Safari
College, Graphics
Slow Down,
Molasses
Mojo Fury
Mallory Knox
Hawk Eyes
Peace
Yukon Blonde
Emma Louise
Juveniles
Binary Sing Tank
The Soft
Karlmarx
Inland Sea
Half Moon Run
Owlle
Princess Chelsea
Mesparrow
Stranded Horse
Avalanche City
Trust
The Darcys
Jordan Cook
Maximo Park
Mystery Jets
Booka Shade
Alabama Shakes
Natty
Lianne La Havas
Ema
Forest Swords
Madeon
Errors
Willy Mason
Rolo Tomassi
Foy Vance
Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny
Micachu & The Shapes
Maxxi Soundsystem
We Have Band
Loney, Dear
Tanlines
New Look
Koreless
Shabazz Palaces
Toy
Lower Than Atlantis
Kwes
Gross Magic
Disclosure
Duologue
Jonquil
Exitmusic
Spoek Mathambo
Haim
Pale Seas
Foxes
Swim Deep
The Computers
The Skints
Antlered Man
Chew Lips
Hooded Fang
Pets With Pets
Tall Ships
Holy State
Wim
Rich Aucoin
Vondelpark
Milagres
Mesparrow
Nzcalines
Dillon
Don Broco
Boy
Odonis Odonis
Eight And A Half
Wet Nuns
Mikill Pane
The Night
Cut Ribbons
Paws
Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers
I Ching
Oliver Tank
Gold & Youth
Psychologist
Hot Panda
Fiction
Step-Panther
Pikachunes
Ben Salter
Boxes
Films Of Colour
Alunageorge
Flip Grater
Grass House
Husky
Jd Mcpherson
Josh Kumra
Lulu James
My Best Friend
Seasfire
Shields
22
Jaguar Shark
Violet
Last Dinosaurs
Jackson Firebird
Massmatiks
Martha Paton


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