8 March 2021
Band: MAXÏMO PARK (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
Active: since 2001
PAUL SMITH (frontman): “I’ve always wanted to reflect the time that each record is made in, and not hark back to anything. Whilst it paints a bit of a sorry picture of Britain in terms of more obvious things in the lyrics like ‘the libraries are closing down‘ and ‘the island’s revolted‘, there is this yearning for a simpler time. Those places are still out there, you’re able to access them and you don’t necessarily need to be nostalgic. There’s enough hope all around us.”
NME says: “The Geordie misfits return with joyful pop songs and introspective anthems
aplenty on their seventh studio album… A sizzling return to form… An album packed with
joyful pop songs and introspective anthems.” Full review here. Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume says: Without a shadow of a doubt their best creation ever
to my ears. They move and groove and improve from start to finish, they impress
for 44 minutes. Number 2 in the UK Album Chart! Bingo!
The topnotch singles: Child Of The Flatlands / I Don’t Know What I’m Doing / Baby, Sleep
– CHILD OF THE FLATLANDS –
– I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING –
– BABY, SLEEP –
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