Maximo Park - 'Too Much Information'

Maximo Park - 'Too Much Information'

For bands from the mid-’00s, it's like the first 20 minutes of 'Saving Private Ryan' out there. If you're not Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon, The Killers or Kasabian – and already safely headlining festivals – then every album release must...

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Maximo Park

Maximo Park

Going back to your roots can be a good thing, particularly if you haven't dyed your hair in a while, and it's Maximo Park's turn to go back to theirs tonight at Newcastle's much-loved small venue The Cluny. For the quintet, it's a chance to show...

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Maximo Park - 'The National Health'

Maximo Park - 'The National Health'

There’s something brilliantly knowing and straightforward about how Maxïmo Park’s comeback album begins with a one-minute piano brush called ‘When I Was Wild’, on which singer Paul Smith sings redemption lyrics about when he lived “ in...

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Maximo Park

Maximo Park

Alot’s happened since Maxïmo Park first scissor-kicked their way onto the scene in 2004. After the New Rock Revolution alongside The Futureheads, The Cribs and Bloc Party came the inevitable and endless proclamations that guitar music was dead....

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Maximo Park - 'Hips And Lips'

Maximo Park - 'Hips And Lips'

There’s something admirable in the way that Newcastle’s bounciest sons Maxïmo Park just get bloody well stuck in there. They don’t dance around the point or pause to consider how to set themselves in the coolest light, they just go “Well,...

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Maximo Park - 'The National Health'

Maximo Park - 'The National Health'

The first, tantalisingly taut glimpse of the band’s upcoming fourth LP appears to be a timely and very angry rumination on the shabby state of our nation. Although given its breakneck speed, we’re only guessing that by the title and singer...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (02/11/09)

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (02/11/09)

This week's new-music playlist includes some Halloween goth-shlock from Loverman, the uplifting kiddie-electro of Penguin Prison, and a "lightning bolt" of a track from Rihanna. 1. LCD Soundsystem – Bye Bye Bayou Suicide and Alan...

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Album Review : Maximo Park

Album Review : Maximo Park

Album review: On the day this album arrived in NME’s oddly malnourished-looking ‘in’ pile, there was a man on television. The man stepped out into Downing Street, held up a battered old briefcase and explained to us why we are all, for...

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Live Review: Maximo Park

Live Review: Maximo Park

We live in a world where The Enemy are hailed as the voice of disenfranchised youth, because the marketing men can package their cut-and-paste authenticity as the voice of the working classes, grooming a culture where intelligence is...

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Freevolution

Freevolution

“Our new album is going to teach indie kids how to dance,” Chromeo boast as they fiddle with their knobs on the Imagination Stage. “Because if they keep punching the air they’re never going to have sex.” While it’s a noble aim, it’s...

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