Maximo Park frontman Paul Smith has revealed that the band have started work on their next album.
Speaking to Digital Spy recently, Smith claimed that six songs are already in the works, and he hopes to release a new LP with the group in 2016.
“We started writing together a few weeks ago,” said Smith. “I reckon a new Maxïmo Park record is on the distant horizon, we’ll see how fast we can write together.”
“I think there’s, like, six songs or something that we’ve started working on, and maybe three of them might be really good. Then you start thinking, ‘OK, well, they came about in a few weeks, so maybe we can write a few more really good ones and eventually get a record together next year’.”
Smith is currently preparing to release his second solo LP, ‘Contradictions’. The album follows on from his 2010 solo debut ‘Margins’ and will be released on August 21 via Billingham Records.
Written over the past four years, ‘Contradictions’ will feature guest spots from Field Music’s Peter Brewis, Prefab Sprout’s Wendy Smith, Silver Fox’s Rachel Lancaster, Andrew Hodson from Warm Digits and more.
Smith will perform four shows with Maximo Park this November. The group will play their debut album ‘A Certain Trigger’ in full to celebrate its 10-year anniversary.
The tour dates are as follows:
London Roundhouse (November 17)
Manchester Albert Hall (18)
Newcastle City Hall (19)
Glasgow Barrowland (20)