Maximo Park are returning to the live fray with three dates in June, in Birmingham, Manchester and London. These shows will provide an opportunity to see the band preview new material from their forthcoming album "The National Health" in intimate surroundings. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 27th, at 9am.
They will also be releasing the first single "Hips and Lips" on June 11th on V2 from their much anticipated new album,"The National Health". This month has already seen the online release of the title track from the album, a gloriously adrenalised blast of angry, ripsnorting rock and roll that saw Maximo Park back at the very peak of their powers - crafting concise, instantly addictive pop songs that head straight for the hips even as they connect with the head.
"Hips and Lips" gives yet another glimpse into the bountiful pleasures in store. Relating a complicated tale of a relationship gone sour, guitars ring and drums build as lead singer Paul Smith intones, "You're a puzzle to me, and you always will be" through the pounding wall of sound. It is a dramatic, thrill packed 3 minutes, and it ensures that "Hips and Lips" will be lodged firmly in your head from the get go.
Hips and Lips
Is It True? (exclusive B-side)
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
6 - Glee Club, Birmingham
7 - Sound Control, Manchester
8 - Heaven, London
Tickets on sale from 9am, Friday April 27th