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Maximo Park announce headlineshows

Maximo Park have announced two sideshows ahead of their appearances at Falls and Southbound over New Year’s. The UK outfit, last here in 2009, will play The Corner Hotel in Melbourne on January 2 and The Hi-Fi in Sydney on January 3.

Maximo Park’s recently released fourth album The National Health was recorded with legendary producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Violent Soho). It was described by FL as a “rousing album. Ferocious and frank, it navigates through the foibles of society and the individual, proving there’s still some venom left in singer Paul Smith’s snarl.”

Frontman Paul Smith said it was inspired by the GFC. “We’re in a global recession and everyone is being bombarded with bouncy, happy music,” he said. “The nation is out of control and the record is about taking back control, and being a force for change in your own life. It can’t speak for everybody but it has its eyes and ears all around us.”

Support for both shows from Sydney’s Glass Towers, who started life as a solo project for frontman Ben Hannam, but have since swelled to a four-piece with the addition of guitarist Sam Speck, bassist Cameron Holdstock and drummer Daniel Muszynski. Their debut 2011 EP was recorded by ARIA-winning producer Wayne Connolly (You Am I, Josh Pyke).

Tickets on sale now through Handsome Tours.

Maximo Park January tour

Wednesday, January 2 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Thursday, January 3 – The Hi-Fi, Sydney

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shazie

shazie said on the 28th Sep, 2012

The day after my birthday for the Sydney show but close enough! Fuck yeah.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Tempted.

They were great when I saw them in New York in 2005. /humblebrag.

Hinee

Hinee said on the 28th Sep, 2012

The guy on the right looks like Matt Preston

http://ic.f.tsatic-cdn.net/1244/635_340/36f00_1244591.jpg

http://www.masterchef.com.au/images/matt-bio-400x300.jpg

Quicky

Quicky said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Waiting out on other Falls sideshows before deciding on this one.

liquidtopaz3

liquidtopaz3 said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Same. Bombay Bicycle Club are already playing the same night in Melbourne, and I want to wait to see if there'll be any other clashes. Mainly holding out for a Hives sideshow.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Come to Sydney for a show so Quicky can get his stalk on.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 28th Sep, 2012

He is single now.

The ladies are literally queuing up.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 28th Sep, 2012

One ticket to the friend zone please!

shazie

shazie said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Come to the Maximo Park show and then after Quicky will Apply Some Pressure.

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Orrrr you can all come to Falls and get fucked up with Scooter

Quicky

Quicky said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Hey liquid, come to Sydney for Two Door Cinema Club? Something Good Can Work right?

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Maximo shows in January?

You know that I would love to see them next year.
I hope that I am still alive next year.