January 8, 2014 12:14

Maximo Park discuss 'moodier' new album 'Too Much Information'

Frontman Paul Smith says band's fifth album is a "pot pourri of influences"

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Maximo Park's Paul Smith has revealed that new album 'Too Much Information' is "moodier" than the band's previous efforts.

Speaking in this week's NME, which is on newsstands or available digitallynow, Smith describes the album as a "pot pourri of influences" and explains how the record began life as an experimental EP recorded with Field Music's David and Peter Brewis.

"The songs were just too good," says Smith on why an EP became a full-length album. "These songs all felt really strong, and in the end we decided we wanted to make a full-length record out of them."

Discussing the album, which is due for release in February, Smith continues, "This album's a bit moodier in places. Our early stuff felt like it was about escaping where we were from, but nowadays it's like going back. And if you're not doing something new, then what's the point?"

Maximo Park tour later this year. They will play:

Portsmouth Pyramids (March 6)
Bristol O2 Academy (7)
Glasgow Academy (8)
Liverpool O2 Academy (10)
Nottingham Rock City (11)
Leeds O2 Academy (13)
Birmingham HMC Institute (14)
Manchester Academy (15)
Norwich UEA (17)
Oxford O2 Academy (19)
London Forum (20)
Newcastle O2 Academy (21)


To check the availability of Maximo Park tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.

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