January 27, 2014 19:24
Maximo Park stream new album ahead of official release - listen
The band's fifth album 'Too Much Information' is due out on February 3
Click below to listen to 'Too Much Information', which is due out February 3. On the day of release the band will play an instore at London's Rough Trade East. Tickets will be made available to fans who buy the album in the store. They follow the instore with a sold-out show at London's Sebright Arms. On February 8 they will play two instore shows in Newcastle, at 3pm at Reflex Records and at 5pm at HMV Newcastle, following it with a gig at the city's Bridge Hotel later that evening.
Maximo Park's Paul Smith recently revealed that 'Too Much Information' is "moodier" than the band's previous efforts. Speaking to NME, Smith described the album as a "pot pourri of influences", explaining 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, Smith continued: "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 will play:
London Sebright Arms (February 3)
Newcastle Bridge Hotel (8)
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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