Maxïmo Park

Formed 2000.
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Paul Smith of Maxïmo Park speaks to Lauren Laverne about their new single Brain Cells.

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Maxïmo Park are a British alternative rock band, formed in 2000. They are signed to Warp Records. The band consists of Paul Smith (vocals), Duncan Lloyd (guitar), Archis Tiku (bass guitar), Lukas Wooller (keyboard) and Tom English (drums). The band have released five studio albums: their first album in 2005, A Certain Trigger, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize; the Our Earthly Pleasures in 2007; Quicken the Heart, in May 2009; The National Health, in June 2012; and Too Much Information, in February 2014. The first two albums went gold in the UK.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The National Health

    The National Health 2012

    Reviewed by Camilla Pia
    Newcastle quintet goes Maxïmo Extremo for their fourth offering.
  2. Review of Quicken The Heart

    Quicken The Heart 2009

    Reviewed by Jaime Gill
    Are the band falling prey to the law of diminishing returns?
  3. Review of Our Earthly Pleasures

    Our Earthly Pleasures 2007

    Reviewed by Melanie Jane Spence
    ...Helps cement Maximo Park’s reputation for producing rough-edged, power-driven pop...
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