Maxïmo Park New album "Nature Always Wins" out today via Prolifica Inc. Share new track Why Must A Building Burn? Live-streamed show coming up on March 6 UK headline tour dates on sale now BBC 6 Music Album Of The Day
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Maxïmo Park's new album "Nature Always Wins" is out now via Prolifica Inc. Recorded and released during unquestionably the most challenging period for any artist, and pieced together remotely across the Atlantic with producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter), "Nature Always Wins" arrives as some of the band's most impassioned, stirring, and ambitious work to date. Hear the album in full now HERE. Through the course of new singles such as the psychedelic Child Of The Flatlands, Baby, Sleep's playful indie-pop, the jerky and animated I Don't Know What I'm Doing, and the widescreen rumination of All Of Me, the band have entered into a thrilling new era; one that ties together their story to date in a most cohesive way. Talking about releasing the record through this time, singer Paul Smith said: "We're really proud of the album and even though it's our seventh, we get as excited about the release day as if it was the first time. It'll be strange not to be able to go out and see it in the shops, but it's nice to think that these songs might provide listeners with some uplifting moments during the pandemic and beyond." Today, the band are also sharing a lyric video for the album's poignant centrepiece Why Must A Building Burn?. Smith continues: "Why Must A Building Burn? is a snapshot of ordinary lives touched by tragedy in different ways. I think the heavy subject matter is alleviated, and made more resonant, by the effervescent music. I was thinking of how Prince does that brilliantly in 'Sign O' The Times' when we wrote the song.” Listen to the album on streaming services HERE and watch the lyric video for Why Must A Building Burn? below.
Maxïmo Park also have a busy live schedule planned, the first point of call being their live-streamed show from The Riverside, Newcastle, which takes place Saturday March 6th at 8:30pm GMT. Fans can get access to the live stream by purchasing an album bundle with ticket HERE.
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The band also play a run of album launch shows which will kick off in April, in conjunction with some of the country's best-loved record stores. Tickets are on sale now HERE. Full dates below. Thur 22 April - Kingston - Pryzm - with Banquet (soc. distanced) Thur 22 April - Kingston - Pryzm - with Banquet (soc. distanced) Fri 23 April - Kingston - Pryzm - w/ Banquet (soc. distanced) - SOLD OUT Fri 23 April - Kingston - Pryzm - w/ Banquet (soc. distanced) - SOLD OUT Sat 24 April - Newcastle - Tyne Theatre (soc. distanced) Sat 24 April - Newcastle - Tyne Theatre (soc. distanced) - SOLD OUT Tue 24 Aug - Dundee - Fat Sam's - with Assai Records Wed 25 Aug - Edinburgh - The Liquid Room – with Assai Records Sat 28 Aug - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club - with Crash Records Sun 29 Aug - Preston - Blitz - with Action Records Mon 30 Aug - Liverpool - The Arts Club - with Jacaranda Records Wed 01 Sept - Coventry - The Empire - with HMV Thur 02 Sept -Oxford - O2 Academy2 Oxford - with Truck Store Fri 3rd Sept - The Brook - Southampton - with Vinilo Sun 05 Sept - Bexhill - De La Warr Pavilion - with Music's Not Dead Mon 06 Sept - Norwich - The Waterfront - with HMV
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Headline UK tour dates are as follows and on sale HERE. Tues 8th June - Bristol, Trinity Weds 9th June - London, EartH – SOLD OUT Thurs 10th June – London, EartH Sat 12th June - Manchester, O2 Ritz Sun 13th June - Newcastle, Boiler Shop – SOLD OUT Tues 15th June - Sheffield, The Leadmill Weds 16th June - Glasgow, Saint Lukes Thurs 17th June - Birmingham, The Mill
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Praise for "Nature Always Wins" “Fans won’t be disappointed with this more mature, hopeful-against-the-odds offering.” – The Arts Desk “Nature Always Wins finds frontman Paul Smith on impassioned form… beneath the free-wheeling punk posture of “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing” is an affecting reflection on the anxieties of parenthood.” - DIY “Stacked with catchy art-pop singles” – Dork “One of their most ambitious and affecting records yet” - Gig Wise 8/10 “They have lost none of their clattering energy” - The Guardian Guide Tracks of The Week “There is definitely a spark to this record” – The i Paper “fizzes and pops in true Maximo Park fashion” – The Line of Best Fit 8/10 “sparkling pop songs, full of fizz and optimism.” – Music OMH 8/10 “packed with joyful pop songs and introspective anthems.” - NME **** “Glittering post-punk hooks everywhere, new synth sounds verging on the new romantic and, in Partly Of My Making, Versions Of You and Baby, Sleep, possibly the best three indie-pop songs to kick off an album you’ll hear all year.” – Record Collector 8/10 “The ballads are more emotional than ever, full of mature wisdom and gentle melodies. The punkier tunes bounce as high as their earlier classics.” – Daily Star **** “Seven albums in and the Geordie post-punks are returning to the impressive power of their youth” – Scottish Daily Express “Parenthood proves just another phase in Maxïmo Park’s stubborn stand for empathy and learning through rock n roll.” - Uncut
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Maxïmo Park - "Nature Always Wins" track listing: 1. Partly Of My Making 2. Versions Of You 3. Baby, Sleep 4. Placeholder 5. All Of Me 6. Ardour (featuring Pauline Murray) 7. Meeting Up 8. Why Must A Building Burn? 9. I Don't Know What I'm Doing 10. The Acid Remark 11. Feelings I'm Supposed To Feel 12. Child Of The Flatlands