April 25, 2012 13:29

Maximo Park unveil new track 'Hips And Lips' and announce June UK tour - listen

Band to play Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds in support of new album 'The National Health'

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Maximo Park have announced a short UK tour and unveiled their new track 'Hips And Lips' – scroll down and click below to hear it.

The three-date jaunt will coincide with the June 11 release of the band's fourth album 'The National Health', which they've been working on with Pixies and Foo Fighters producer Gil Norton.

Speaking about the album, frontman Paul Smith said: "We're in a global recession and everyone is being bombarded with bouncy, happy music. The nation is out of control and the record is about taking back control, and being a force for change in your own life."

Previously, Smith NME spoke of the band's decision to take a three-year break after the release of their 2009 album 'Quicken The Heart', commenting:

The more you do the same thing over and over again, it's going to get repetitive and boring for somebody, whether it's the people listening to you or the band themselves.


The band are due to headline an NME gig at The Great Escape at Brighton Dome on the opening night of the May 10-12 festival.

They will also play Stoke Sugarmill on May 8 and York's The Duchess on May 9, as well as a number of festival dates including Newcastle's Revolution festival and Kendal Calling.

Maximo Park will play:

Stoke Sugarmill (May 8)
York The Duchess (9)
Brighton Dome (10)
Birmingham Glee Club (June 6)
Manchester Sound Control (7)
London Heaven (8)


Tickets for the Birmingham, Manchester and London dates go on sale on Friday (April 27) at 9am. To check the availability of Maximo Park tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

To read our verdict on 'Hips And Lips', along with features on the likes of John Lydon, Mumford And Sons and A$AP Rocky, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now (April 25).



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