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.
Maximo Park have announced some sideshows ahead of their appearances at Falls and Southbound over New Year’s.
A persuasive set of manic tunes that fizzle with anger at society's current problems.
Refused at 2 in the morning? Why not?
Paul Smith, the lead singer of British band Maxïmo Park, has temporarily left his band-mates and released a solo album.
Returning for a third visit in as many years, Maximo Park returned to Billboard to showcase material off their latest release, Quicken the Heart.
Livewire Brits Maximo Park are set to quicken our hearts in November with five theatre shows.
Maximo Park discuss recording their 'difficult' third album, venturing to an LA studio - and Australia's part in the process.
The Japanese festival with the Splendour clues has rounded out its bill for 2009.
UK five piece Maximo Park returned to Melbourne for a phenomenal performance at Billboard.
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?
Maximo Park are heading back to Australia to play The Playground Weekender festival - and they've found time for sideshows in Melbourne and Brisbane.
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.