Maximo Park

Maximo Park

Maximo Park

Maximo Park formed in 2000 when guitarist Duncan Lloyd, bassist and vocalist Archis Tiku, keyboardist Lukas Wooller and drummer Tom English began playing gigs in and around Newcastle, in England’s north.

Things finally fell into place when English’s girlfriend met vocalist Paul Smith while singing karaoke. Smith soon joined the band and it was only then that the band started to go places, as his energetic stage presence complemented the band’s hooky blend of indie-pop and new wave. Soon signing to Warp Records, the band released several singles, including Graffiti, The Coast is Always Changing and Apply Some Pressure, from debut album A Certain Trigger, which came out the following year.

After touring A Certain Trigger relentlessly, the band headed back into the studio to record the follow-up, Our Earthly Pleasures, which was released in April 2007. Preceded by the single Our Velocity, Our Earthly Pleasures showed a more mature and polished side to Maximo Park, as demonstrated on second single Books From Boxes.

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Maximo Park announce headline shows

By Darren Levin 28th Sep, 2012

Maximo Park have announced some sideshows ahead of their appearances at Falls and Southbound over New Year’s.

Maximo Park - The National Health

Maximo Park - The National Health

By Natalie Salvo 3rd Sep, 2012

A persuasive set of manic tunes that fizzle with anger at society's current problems.

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Falls Festival 2012 lineup: Second announcement

By Tom Mann 11th Jul, 2012

The next batch of acts for the Falls festival 2012 lineup has been revealed with another seven acts joining the New Year’s Eve festivities.

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Rock am Ring 2012 live stream - local times

By David Young 31st May, 2012

Refused at 2 in the morning? Why not?

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Paul Smith - Margins

By Josh Clements 20th Jan, 2011

Paul Smith, the lead singer of British band Maxïmo Park, has temporarily left his band-mates and released a solo album.

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Maximo Park @ Capitol (17/11/09)

By Ben Swan 23rd Nov, 2009

English pop-rock foursome prove their staying power with another triumphant Perth show.

Maximo Park, Denim Owl @ Billboard, Melbourne (11/11/2009)316

Maximo Park, Denim Owl @ Billboard, Melbourne (11/11/2009)

By Liam Tracey 12th Nov, 2009

Returning for a third visit in as many years, Maximo Park returned to Billboard to showcase material off their latest release, Quicken the Heart.

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Maximo Park return

By Jack Tregoning 2nd Sep, 2009

Livewire Brits Maximo Park are set to quicken our hearts in November with five theatre shows.

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Maximo Park guitar swiped

By Jack Tregoning 20th May, 2009

Currently on a sold-out tour of the UK, Maximo Park have had a 1979 guitar stolen that previously belonged to Joe Strummer.

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Maximo Park

By Matt Hickey 7th May, 2009

Maximo Park discuss recording their 'difficult' third album, venturing to an LA studio - and Australia's part in the process.

Final names for Fuji Rock2

Final names for Fuji Rock

By Jack Tregoning 27th Apr, 2009

The Japanese festival with the Splendour clues has rounded out its bill for 2009.

Maximo Park @ Billboard the Venue, Melbourne (12/03/2008)1

Maximo Park @ Billboard the Venue, Melbourne (12/03/2008)

By Liam Tracey 14th Mar, 2008

UK five piece Maximo Park returned to Melbourne for a phenomenal performance at Billboard.

Full UK V Festival line-up revealed12

Full UK V Festival line-up revealed

By Jack Tregoning 6th Mar, 2008

With our own edition of the V Festival just around the corner, the line-up for its English parent has just been finalised. How does it measure up?

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Maximo Park lock in club shows

By Jack Tregoning 9th Jan, 2008

Maximo Park are heading back to Australia to play The Playground Weekender festival - and they've found time for sideshows in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Maximo Park @ Prince of Wales, Melbourne (17/08/2007)1

Maximo Park @ Prince of Wales, Melbourne (17/08/2007)

By Steve Lamattina 1st Sep, 2007

With a second album full of hits and a live show to match, Maximo Park are an act not to be missed. Hopefully it won't take them another two years to make it back down.

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MorningAfterboy MorningAfterboy said on Fri 28th Sep, 2012
"Maximo shows in January? You know that I would love to s..."
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mondo22 mondo22 said on Mon 24th Sep, 2012
"When are sideshows getting announced? Flights from Bris..."
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grattan grattan said on Mon 25th Jun, 2012
"More live Metallica right here right now:"
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clements95 clements95 said on Sat 22nd Jan, 2011
"ahh yes. that was a major stuff-up on my part. i couldn't..."
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brownie-ll brownie-ll said on Tue 24th Nov, 2009
" Never fear, they will be back within twelve months."
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