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Maximo happiness...

Greg James | 19:17 UK time, Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Oh my. Oh my.  This is nothing but a pure boast and for that I don't even apologise.

The new Maximo Park album 'The National Health' was given to me today.  Best day ever.

Anyone who knows me will know that I'm a huge fan of this band.  Ever since their first album 'A Certain Trigger' came out in 2004 - I was hooked.  There's just something about them and I feel like their music accompanied much of my 'growing up years' (!) Lyrically thought-provking and different, musically angular (like me) and spikey (like my hair) but they can still write brilliant meaningful pop songs.

There was also an awkward stalker-ish moment between me and lead singer Paul Smith in a record shop in Newcastle in 2006 but we won't bring that up again. (OK, I was buying Maximo Park vinyls and he happened to be in their too so I got him to sign them...ALL).


You'll hear their first single 'Hips and Lips' on Zane's show from 7pm on Wednesday 25th April.  The new album is out 11th June.  It's going to be a good summer I think...


  • Comment number 1.

    Lucky you! this post reminded me about your interview with Paul few years ago (i beleive it was in early breakfast times, when you were covering for Scott), when you were like 'i shouldn't act like crazy fan, i shouldn't mention this story' before it and then, when you started talking to him, you told this story and he said he remember you. ah, hahaha, old good times:) x


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